he World Health Organization plays hardball (of sorts) with journalists who run afoul of them.
Here's what happened... In a November 29 piece, Celia Dugger of the New York Times reported that measles deaths in Africa have declined by 91% from 396,000 in 2000 to 36,000 in 2006.
Only it turns out those statistics were under a WHO press embargo.
In retribution, the WHO banned all Times reporters from speaking to the WHO for two weeks.