Above all, the difficulties for reporters working in Iraq came through Wednesday as U.S. and Arab journalists joined Lt. Colonel Steven Boylan to debate the media’s coverage in Iraq. Reporters can’t follow their basic instinct to “see, smell and hear” if they can’t linger in the streets to talk to people, said Roger Cohen of the New York Times. Iraqi journalists are fearful of being considered collaborators with the American military if they are seeniraq.jpg working as journalists, said Zaki Chehab, political editor of Al Hayat.