Reporters Without Borders "voiced concern today about police violence against journalists covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, especially about the attacks on reporters and photographers that took place on 1 September." || Brian Williams blogs about efforts to restict NBC News coverage.

Houston Indymedia: "Efforts to start a low power fm radio station inside the Astrodome were thwarted today by a Harris County bureaucrat named RW Royal, Incident Commander of the Joint Information Committee (JIC). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had on Sunday approved an application made by Austin Airwaves for 3 micro-radio stations, to be set up inside the Astrodome and other emergency shelters in Houston to disseminate information to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday, after days of stalling from many different levels of government bureaucracy, including radio activists lining up the purchase of 10.000 radios, Harris County authorities denied the request. [DN! Coverage]

“No Pictures of the Dead, Please”: (Daily Kos) “No, not Iraq. New Orleans. The U.S. government agency leading the rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina said on Tuesday it does not want the news media to take photographs of the dead as they are recovered from the flooded New Orleans area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastation caused by the hurricane, rejected requests from journalists to accompany rescue boats as they went out to search for storm victims.”