David Lee Miller, a reporter for Fox News Channel, came under fire while on the air live via a videophone from Gaza Thursday. Wearing a flak jacket with the word “PRESS” stenciled on it, Miller was describing a deserted town (a “ghost town,” he called it) when he remarked, “Whoa, we’re being fired at!” A moment later, he said that he and his cameraman had retreated behind their armored van– even as additional shots were being fired. Throughout, Miller appeared calm, even as studio anchors seemed panicky, urging him to get out of the area. The videophone continued to operate inside the van as Miller speculated that Israeli forces had been doing the shooting “to scare us,”
For the BBC Ben Brown is reporting from Lebanon and Paul Adams is reporting from Iraq. I can’t remember for sure. BBC World is sure having a lot of coverage about this. I think that CBC Newsworld is reporting on this as well.
Ben Brown and Jeremy Bowen doing an excellent job for the BBC in Beirut. Incidentally, it’s only a couple of months since the BBC reopened their bureau in the city after a 15 year absence I think. They also seem to have quite a number of reporters in Israel – but Caroline Hawley, who was meant to be the new major Jerusalem Correspondent, appears to be absent. Probably holiday time for some of the main foreign correspondents.