April 19, 2005

PRETTY SAD WHEN AL-JAZEERA GETS YOU CLOSER TO THE TRUTH:

Iran closes al-Jazeera offices (Stephen Brook, April 19, 2005, MediaGuardian.co.uk)

The Iranian authorities have shut down the Tehran offices of al-Jazeera, accusing the broadcaster of inflaming ethnic riots in the south of the country.

Al-Jazeera said today it had been told to stop broadcasting in Iran and had appealed to the government to reverse its decision.

"Al-Jazeera assures its audience that it will continue to cover Iranian affairs objectively, comprehensively and in a balanced way, and calls on the relevant Iranian authorities to reconsider the decision to suspend its bureau's activities," the broadcaster said.

The Arabic news network was first to report the unrest in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province near the Iraq border, which has led to 200 arrests over the past few days.


Not reporting unrest won't get rid of the unrest.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2005 10:57 AM
Comments

Not having reporters around to report about the unrest, will free the government to end the unrest FORCEFULLY and efficiently. So that the next time reporters show up there will be no unrestees to talk to.

Posted by: h-man at April 19, 2005 1:38 PM

Help me out here. When liars report about liars, is truth the result?

Posted by: Barry Meislin at April 20, 2005 4:56 AM
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