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Two CBS crew members killed, a third seriously injured

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) voiced deep sadness at the 29 May 2006 death of two members of a CBS TV crew, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, who were killed when the US military unit in which they were embedded came under attack in Baghdad. A third member of the crew, correspondent Kimberly Dozier, was seriously wounded.

CBS, which is an American TV network, said Dozier was in a critical condition but doctors were "cautiously optimistic" about her prognosis.

"The security situation is becoming more and more alarming for the press in Iraq," RSF said. "Although better protected, embedded journalists are not completely isolated from the dangers. A total of 96 journalists and media assistants (22 of them foreigners) have been killed since the start of the war. Only six of them were embedded with the US-led coalition forces."

RSF added: "We express our most sincere condolences to the families of the two fatal victims and to the CBS management."

29 May was a particularly deadly day in Iraq, with some 50 people killed in different bombings.

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