World War III: Attack upon international media

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Violence Against Journalists on the Rise Worldwide
By Thalif Deen, IPS, 22 March 2000. Disturbing increase in volence against journalists worldwide. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) report. Sophisticated despots are adopting more subtle methods to muzzle the press. Assassination and enprisonment of journalists. Laws used to muzzle journalism.
A fight on two fronts: In the trenches and on the airwaves
By Phillip Knightley, [8 November 2001]. Governments and their armies go to war to win and do not care how they do it. For them, the media is a menace. Only in wars of national survival, such as the second World War, can they count on the media to support them to the hilt. In democracies with freedom of the press, the media cannot be coerced into supporting the war; it has to be seduced or intimidated into self-censorship.
YellowTimes Shut Down for Telling the Truth
By Firas Al-Atraqchi, Yellow Times Org, 25 March 2003. The was shutdown for showing photos of US POWs, although TV stations were allowed to show Iraqi POWs.
Are Independent Journalists Being ‘Executed’ by the Bush Administration?
By Cheryl Seal, Mt. Vernon, 30 March 2003. The number of casualties among independent journalists in Iraq is higher, percent-wise than any other group in the war zone. Are independent journalists being ’executed’ by the Bush Administration?
Spotlight Interview—IFJ General Secretary Aidan White
ICFTU OnLine, 2 April 2003. Deaths of journalists and media workers during the Iraq conflict highlight the issue of safety for workers in this sector. The policies and activities of the International Fedearation of Journalists on this question; restrictions on the media in countries where serious violations of trade union and human rights are commonplace.
BBC rejects anti-Semitism charges
Reporter Toni Hassan, The World Today, Tuesday 1 July 2003. Akin to the worst Nazi propaganda—that’s the accusation an Israeli government spokesman levelled at the British public broadcaster, the BBC, over a documentary on the Jewish state’s alleged weapons programs.
Nobel Laureate Sues U.S. Over Ban: Embargo Blocks Memoirs of Iranian Rights Activist and Winner of Peace Prize
By Jess Bravin, The Wall Street Journal, 1 November 2004. When Ms. Ebadi sought to publish her memoirs in the U.S., she was startled to discover that doing so would be illegal, under a trade embargo intended to punish repressive governments such as the regime in Tehran that once sent her to jail.
Tenet calls for tough cyber security rules
By Shaun Waterman, UPI via World Peace Herald, 2 December 2004. The Internet is not a free and open society with no control or accountability, but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control.
Sgrena's Account of Shooting
The Independent, 13 March 2005. Giuliana Sgrena, the Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq for a month is recovering from the wounds she received when US troops fired into the car carrying her and her secret service liberator, Nicola Calipari, to Baghdad airport.
U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 mos
By Robert Tanner, AP via Yahoo, 17 September 2006. The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Press photographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threat but never filing charges or permitting a public hearing.
Raid on the First Amendment: The Pentagon vs. Press Freedom
By Norman Solomon, Counterpunch, 22 January 2007. We often hear that the Pentagon exists to defend our freedoms. But the Pentagon is moving against press freedom. Journalist Sarah Olson received a subpoena to testify next month in the court-martial of U.S. Army Lt. Ehren Watada, who now faces prosecution for speaking against the Iraq war and refusing to participate in it.
The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy: Information Operation Roadmap Part 3 “weapons system”
By Brent Jessop, Global Research, 2 February 2008. The Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap is blunt about the fact that an internet, with the potential for free speech, is in direct opposition to their goals. The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy “weapons system”.