Military media monitoring

Canadian government agencies from the military to the Prime Minister’s Office extensively monitor and distribute the work of correspondents covering Afghanistan, reports The Canadian Press.

No surprise there, especially with a government notable for its extreme tendencies to control information. But good on CP for obtaining documents proving it and for reminding us — and more importantly the public — of this. As Carleton journalism professor Chris Waddell told CP, “The media may not realize the degree to which they’re being watched.”

And, CP added, there’s no evidence in the obtained documents that the Canadian military conducts the kind of profiling uncovered in the U.S. war effort.