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Iraq War Embedded Journalism – Off-Air


Off-air footage of the invasion of Iraq recorded March 19 and May 1, 2003. It includes embedded journalist footage up to April 19.

“Embedded journalism, the practice of placing journalists within and under the control of one side’s military during an armed conflict. Embedded reporters and photographers are attached to a specific military unit and permitted to accompany troops into combat zones. Embedded journalism was introduced by the U.S. Department of Defense during the Iraq War (2003–11) as a strategic response to criticisms about the low level of access granted to reporters during the Persian Gulf War (1990–91) and the early years of the Afghanistan War (which began in 2001).” – Encyclopedia Britannica


Custodial History

Donated anonymously to VIVO c.2014

PDF – Accompanying note



Approximately 408 hours of footage on VHS tapes.



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