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Should Journalists Testify at War Crime Tribunals?


Jonathan Randal
*Journalist, reported about the Bosnian conflict for The Washington Post

On Wednesday, former Washington Post reporter Jonathan Randal successfully fought a subpoena to testify before the United War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague. In 1993 Randal wrote an article in which he quoted a Bosnian Serb official accused of persecuting and expelling more than 100,000 non-Serbs. The appeals court ruled that Randal would not have to testify about the interview and that war correspondents should be allowed a limited exemption from being compelled to testify in war crimes tribunals. Randal joins host Neal Conan to discuss the impact of the decision on war coverage.

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