Iraqi Media Censorship Pending

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  1. From the International Herald Tribune, 9 October 2004:

    The Iraqi Higher Media Council, a body decreed by "Prime Minister" Iyad Allawi, has threatened to require licensing of news media and the imposition of penal sanctions against newspapers that make libelous statements against the Iraqi "government."

    "Reimposing Controls On The Iraqi Press" by Monroe Price.
    http://www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=542694.html
     
  2. Haven't we arrived at the current state of affairs Sadr City , because Paul Bremner closed a newspaper?

    This is supposed to be a wonderful new democracy. Now in a real democracy,we guarantee freedom of the press.That's both pro and anti Government policy and doctrine.

    Incidentally how can Allawi decree anything? I thought he was only a caretaker Prime Minister , appointed to ensure a smooth handover ,to whoever wins the elections.

    Errrrr wait :roll:
     
  3. Silly me, i thought that it was only the BBC that censored media reports from Iraq!