Prof. Kirtley Quoted by International Press Institute on Revised Law of War Manual's Impact on Journalists

Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by the Vienna-based International Press Institute for an article about revisions to the Department of Defense's Law of War Manual that may undermine journalists' ability to cover conflicts. Specifically, she expressed concern about what she characterized as a "cavalier" statement in the manual that "States may need to censor journalists' work or take other security measures so that journalists do not reveal sensitive information to the enemy." She argued that in the absence of specific definitions, the section is overbroad and could violate U.S. presumptions against prior restraints.