LM press releases
24 January 1997
ITN TRIES TO GAG LM
LM Magazine has received a letter from ITN's lawyers, threatening
libel action unless we agree to pulp our entire February issue,
apologise to their journalists and pay damages.
This threat is in response to the article 'The picture that fooled
the world', by Thomas Deichmann, which reveals the truth about
the famous ITN pictures of Bosnian Muslims apparently imprisoned
behind a barbed wire fence at Trnopolje camp in August 1992. (See
Previous LM press statement and February issue of LM for the full
LM editor Mick Hume said:
'ITN's Goldsmith-style gagging order is a scandalous attempt to
scare us off and stifle public discussion of these important issues.
Neither ITN nor their lawyers has yet said a word about the substance
of our story, which exposes the way that those famous pictures
'We stand 100% behind Thomas Deichmann's article. There is one
simple way to resolve this issue. ITN should show the full, unedited
footage which its team filmed at Trnopolje on the 5 August 1992.
Then everybody will know the truth.'