At Guantanamo Bay, journalists encounter some of most strange and specific restrictive media rules anywhere.
Whether good or bad, or just plain amusing, here are just some of the regulations journalist Sharon Weinberger, a contributor on aolnews.com, says journalists encountered at Guantanamo Bay this past week:
-Representatives of the media must sit at the back of the plane to and from Guantanamo.
-Absolutely no doodling while in the courtroom (note taking, however, is allowed).
-No pictures of of the "expeditionary legal complex" (the new building housing a courtroom used for trials and hearings), and no pictures are allowed inside any of the courtrooms.
-No pictures inside the Guantanamo Bay McDonald's (after several days of discussion, it was determined that pictures of the outside would be acceptable).
-Representatives of the media and non-governmental organizations cannot travel in the same van to and from the hearings.
-No feeding of the iguanas (applies also to non-press).
-No unaccompanied trips to the beach (concertina wire was put up after a few ambitious trial observers purportedly jumped the Jersey barriers).
-At Camp Justice, where journalists stayed, no more than three lines of tents may appear in any one picture.
-Media may jog along an approved path, but only with a reflective belt (presumably applies to non-media as well).
-No pictures of any person on Guantanamo without their express approval.