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Newseum Will Review Decision to Honor Hamas Members

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Monday, 13 May 2013 04:10 PM

By Greg Richter

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The Newseum has decided against honoring two men who worked for a group associated with Hamas.

The museum of news in Washington, D.C., had initially stood by its decision to honor Hussam Salama and Mahmoud Al-Kumi, who were cameramen for Hamas-run al-Aqsa TV.

The Anti-Defamation League and others complained that the men were actually working for the terrorist organization and not legitimate journalists.

The Newseum announced the reversal Monday morning.

"Serious questions have been raised as to whether two of the individuals included on our initial list of journalists who died covering the news this past year were truly journalists or whether they were engaged in terrorist activities," the Newseum said in a written statement on its website.

"We take the concerns raised about these two men seriously and have decided to re-evaluate their inclusion as journalists on our memorial wall pending further investigation."

The statement said that terrorism has altered the landscape in many areas, including the rules of war and engagement, law, investigative and interrogation techniques, and the detention of enemy combatants. "Journalism is no exception."

The Newseum said it will establish a new initiative to explore various views on the new questions facing journalism and journalists.

Eighty-two names of journalists killed in the line of duty were added to the memorial on Monday.

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