IFJ Letter to Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Aidan White | IFJ | 29 May 2003 To: Ariel Sharon Prime Minister Government of Israel Dear Mr Sharon, On behalf of the International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest organisation of journalists’ groups, I express the sincere hope that the efforts being made to end the violence that has destroyed the lives of […]

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Occupiers propose Iraqi media “code of conduct”

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Borzou Daragahi | AP/Salon.com | 40 June 2003 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Faced with a freewheeling Iraqi media, the U.S.-led occupation authority is devising a code of conduct for the press, drawing protests from Iraqi journalists who endured censorship under Saddam Hussein and worry for their newfound freedom. Coalition officials say the code is […]

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Kilroy’s Still Here

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Sean Penn | voice4change.org | 31 May 2003 In early October of 2002 — when the radio sputtered and whined with accusations by the Bush Administration declaring a direct link between the terrorist activity of Al Qaeda and the brutal dictator Saddam Hussein; I was sitting beside my 11-year old daughter in a car. […]

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Army Orders Troops to Seize TV Station in Northwest Iraq

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) YOCHI J. DREAZEN | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | 8 May 2003 MOSUL, IRAQ — The U.S. Army issued orders for troops to seize this city’s only television station, leading an officer here to raise questions about the Army’s dedication to free speech in postwar Iraq, people familiar with the situation said. The officer […]

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New Iraqi TV Complains of U.S. Censorship

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Saul Hudson | Reuters | 13 May 2003 BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S.-sponsored Iraqi television station began broadcasts Tuesday after complaining of American censorship, including efforts to stop it airing passages from the Koran, the Muslim holy book. At the start of what is being trumpeted as a new broadcasting era in a nation […]

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