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CNN international English-language television network has refused to broadcast a documentary which was produced by the US-based network itself but heavily criticized the Bahraini regime’s repression against anti-regime protesters.
The CNN-produced documentary, iRevolution, pictured the use of extreme brutality and violence by the Manama regime against peaceful anti-government protesters in Bahrain.
The program was however banned from being broadcast in the international network, with the editorial staff citing "purely editorial reasons” for the decision.
A Tuesday report by the British daily Guardian, however, linked the network’s move to ban the show to what it described as the CNN’s “aggressive pursuit of money” from the Bahraini government.
The report cited the CNN’s pursuit of “a business strategy of extensive, multifaceted financial arrangements” with several of the repressive Arab regimes, disclosing CNN’s “financial dealings” with the US-backed regime of Bahrain and branding the dealings as “deep and longstanding.”
One point I would like to make is people always assume that in other countries people have the right to assemble and protest. In many countries it's against the law to protest even if it is in a peaceful fashion.
I guess it just surprises me when Americans are so shocked when other governments use force to break up protests.
Just remember where you are and think of where they live. Makes you a little glad to be American doesn't it?