Poll: Journalists believe Iraq conditions have ‘gotten worse.’

In a new poll, journalists in Iraq describe conditions there “as the most perilous they have ever encountered.” Fifty-eight percent say that “at least one of their Iraqi staff had been killed or kidnapped in the last year alone,” and “eight out of ten, feel that, over time, conditions for telling the story of Iraq have gotten worse, not better.” Additionally, journalists dispute right-wing attacks that their coverage is too negative, with 15 percent believing it actually paints too rosy a picture: