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Look at shoe tossing in context: union

December 16, 2008

Canada's largest media union is calling for the release of the reporter who threw shoes at U.S. President George Bush.

"Given the continual nightmare of assassination and detention of Iraqi journalists, it is not surprising that an act of protest has occurred," said Peter Murdoch, Vice-President Media for the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

Mr. Murdoch was part of an International Federation of Journalists' delegation to Baghdad earlier this year. The IFJ group met with senior Iraqi politicians in an attempt to gain further safety for Iraqi reporters. The Iraqi Union of Journalists says that 284 journalists have been killed in Iraq since 2003.

"We don't condone the shoe-tossing, but as an act of aggression it pales against an environment of outrageous mistreatment of journalists by all sides."

The IFJ has also called for the release the reporter, citing concerns about the safety of journalists when in custody of U.S. forces.

For more information contact:
Peter Murdoch
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.
Phone: 905-516-5720

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