Enter the scrum

Emissions trading

It may not be war reporting, but seeing journalists limping away from some of the famed “scrums” that occur every time an oil minister walks through a hotel lobby during a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, suggests a war of sorts.

In the battle to be first with a headline, even if only by a matter of seconds, journalists prowl hotels where ministers stay and meetings are held, phones stuck to their ears, making sure every entrance and meeting room door is covered.