Reporters were asked to sign contracts which laid out specific rules for all interviews. Several of the reporters refused to sign the contract, causing Jolie to cancel all interviews.
Jolie told Paramount Pictures publicists to ban FOX News Channel and all FOX News affiliates from covering the "Mighty Heart" premiere on the red carpet. It was only with the intervention of mortified Paramount staff that an FNC camera crew was allowed to be present.
Apparently, no one told Jolie of the highly positive review FOX News had given "A Mighty Heart" from Cannes.
Ironically, the premiere benefitted Reporters Without Borders, an international organization which champions freedom of the press.