Deepcut: how patriotic can journos get?

Covering the armed forces, especially their negative side, is a bit of a tricky issue in most countries. “National security”, an assumed sense of patriotism, the threat of access-freeze, and of course, the old boys’ network all combine to prevent reporters from covering what are legitimate stories.

In 2002, BBC began looking into the death of James Collinson, a young Australian recruit. They found that six months earlier, another recruit had died in strikingly similar fashion. And then they found two more.

Two was a coincidence, four was something else. Thus was born Deepcut.

Read the full story here: Deepcut: the media messed up

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