Friday, August 10, 2007

British Soldiers Muzzled

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Here's a can of worms for ya: should military field persons a.k.a. soldiers be allowed to communicate via cell phones, text messaging, blogging, etc.??? The British have taken steps to bring their people in line:
Soldiers, sailors and air force members will be prevented from blogging, taking part in surveys, speaking in public or posting on bulletin boards, according to The Guardian.

They will also be barred from playing multi-player computer games and sending text messages, photographs and audio or video material without permission if they relate to defence matters.

The guidelines say "all such communication must help to maintain and, where possible, enhance the reputation of defence", the paper reported.

They come after the row earlier this year about two members of the Royal Navy selling their stories to the media after being held captive in Iran.

Receiving money for interviews, conferences and books which draw on official defence experience has now been banned. [Full Story]
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