This is from Claire Safran at the American Society of Journalists and Authors, in response to highwayscribery's query about the status of things in the Katrina trailer parks discussed Aug. 22.
Thanks for posting the release on your blog.
There's good news on this issue. Originally, FEMA had denied it was limiting media access to people in their trailer parks. But on 7/28/06 FEMA representative James Stark admitted that it was wrong to try to muzzle the press and promised that FEMA would no longer try to block reporters with valid credentials from entering the trailer parks and interviewing whomever they liked.
So every now and then, the good guys do win one. To date, though, there's been no response to ASJA's letter.