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NEWS: Iraq Government Orders Al-Jazeera Offices in Baghdad Closed

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posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 04:07 PM
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free speech is one thing but when it endangers people and gives the enemy an outlet to inflame the situation, it has to stop, this move has been needed for awhile.



df1

posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by namehere
free speech is one thing but when it endangers people and gives the enemy an outlet to inflame the situation, it has to stop, this move has been needed for awhile.

Tyrants always make excuses to curtail the freedom of those in opposition to their repression and the sheeple nod vulgarly along in agreement.

Popular speech does not need protection. Only unpopular speech does... --Oliver Wendell Holmes
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posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 05:30 PM
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I still believe that is the American goverment the one that is puting presure on the Iraqi goverment to stop the Al-Jazeera Offices.


Their news is making the people in US very upset, that is not good for politics.



posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 05:36 PM
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Maybe we should ban water. After all, terrorists drink water and who wants to be associated with terrorism. If we ban that dreadful water, terrorists will be too thirst to terrorize. That'll teach them.

"Excellent..." ~ Mr. Burns



posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by df1
Tyrants always make excuses to curtail the freedom of those in opposition to their repression and the sheeple nod vulgarly along in agreement.

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they should be held responsible when their broadcasts cause people to be killed by making the arab population angry by exaggerating whats going on, its only making bigger trouble than iraq needs, al jazeera is a state run channel, its not free to broadcast anything it wants so its not free.


df1

posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by namehere
they should be held responsible when their broadcasts cause people to be killed by making the arab population angry by exaggerating whats going on, its only making bigger trouble than iraq needs, al jazeera is a state run channel, its not free to broadcast anything it wants so its not free.

Al-jazeera is not going off of the air, it will continue to broadcast and will fill in the blanks as best it can. When that happens you will complain that al-jazeera's reports are inaccurate without acknowledging that this is caused by lack of news access, just as you now refuse to acknowledge that violence in Iraq was started by shutting down al-Sadr's newspaper. Things were much better in Iraq for all concerned when the battles were being fought with words instead of bullets. The only thing that will result from shutting down al-jazeera's access to the news is more death and violence. I suppose that increased carnage is not a major problem for all of the politically partisan armchair generals watching Faux news.
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posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 11:09 PM
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eh, who do you think probably ordered the closing?


Al Jazeera reports a lot of truths that the Western(pro US) media won't and is only too happy to point out Western omissions. So they got turned off by the coalition powers because the truth hurts. I still visit their website daily to find out what is really going on over there even though I do disagree with their slant/bias towards the Palestinians.



posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 09:49 AM
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Have any one of you posters actually seen what this news media airs? I doubt it. There coverage of news events in the Middle East are biased to the extent of behaving like a lynch mob.
I whitnessed Arabs in this country cheer for there fellow country men attacking U.S. troops. There television orginization is nothing more than an arm for all Muslim extremist. They are hate mongers to the tenth degree.



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 12:11 AM
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New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned the one-month forced closure of the Baghdad offices of Al-Jazeera as a blow to press freedom in the country.




"The action appears to be an attempt to silence a persistently independent voice that has fallen out with a number of Arab regimes over its robust journalism,"


story.news.yahoo.com.../afp/20040809/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_media_jazeera_ifj_040809181219" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow"> AFP




"The closure is a serious blow to press freedom in Iraq and what Iraqi officials should do is engage channels that they disagree with rather than censor them," New York-based CPJ's Mideast program coordinator Joel Campagna said.

"Viewers lose out by not having the choice of Al Jazeera about what is going on in Iraq and the credibility of the interim government as one that supports the principles of press freedom is undermined,"


Reuters



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