תאריך: 20/03/2011, 09:25
מחבר: שולי אברהם
Experimental venture that aims to cover the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of American Marines was interrupted in the bud due to security problems and serious injury. It is important to note that the Marine Corps removed just last year the sweeping prohibition imposed on soldiers from the world of social media.
The project began with a lot of good intentions, when journalists working for media group Basetrack member non-profit Marine Regiment stayed in Musa area in Helmand province, Cola to record through interviews and sound among the fighters in the field. The officers explain that overall were pleased with the staff social media activity, however responses that appeared on the Facebook page open in favor of the project are those that led eventually to gnizato last month.
The three journalists arrived at the marine base in Helmand province in October 2010 and record the activity. “The documentation was mostly very positive,” the battalion commander, “a pity that some ‘ bad apples ‘ destroy everything, but probably it.” The team was able to document in November among dramatically with the Taliban that took a long time, “we hear a lot of talk about: ‘ pray for us, we’re going to start fighting.
The interpreter says that Taliban commander allowed the partisans to shoot. As for the battle of nature. “
During the project started its Facebook page to mingle with reactions of journalists
About the war in Afghanistan. At the same time has a technical problem that turning red lights at the information security officials in the u.s. military to content uploaded to the company’s website and Facebook page, specify the markings were the various reports on a map of “Google”. The commanders appeared very upsetting picture that beautifully resembled ל”בנק targets Taliban” auctions. Media staff and Battalion Commander claimed that the place is not a true threat to Greece not accurate and do not appear in real-time. “If you launch Hellfire missile towards one of the locations, were missing,” explains one of the crew to Danger Room blog.
In other cases, the reactions were a problem families, mainly emotional. One of the mothers released because one of the soldiers was injured during the tour, which also took part. The Battalion Commander contacted her and asked to remove the post and she will do it, but of course the publication triggered emotions among families. Sir can you tell us about another few cases where forced to act in a similar way. In other cases, the responses were against the military action in Afghanistan, by surfers who are not family members, what triggered stormy discussions of course Facebook page.
Translated from Hebrew