Iraqi media

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"As the situation in Iraq continues to grow more bloody by the day, the unelected interim government of Iyad Allawi continues its crackdown on the Iraqi media. ... The Iraqi government also warned journalists not to add patriotic descriptions to members of the Iraqi resistance.
Meanwhile, stark differences continue in how the embedded correspondents report on the siege of Fallujah and how Arab media are covering the US offensive. While most reports on US networks focus on what they call the house to house fighting in Fallujah, Arab media are showing images of bodies piled on the streets, dead children and corpses covered by flies, decomposing."
Earlier this week (of 18 Nov. 2004) at a forum in New York on The New York Times coverage of US foreign policy, Professor Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia University addressed the situation in Fallujah. Mamdani is the author of "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror." Here is Professor Mahmood Mamdani. ... audio and transcript from Democracy Now!

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