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Kindred
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posted 27 June 2003 03:52 PM      Profile for Kindred     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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IFEX members raise fears over censorship regulations
20 June 2003

IFEX members are raising concerns over possible censorship in post-war Iraq following indications from American officials that they have drafted new regulations aimed at censoring inflammatory coverage in Iraqi media. Drafted by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq, the "code of conduct" reportedly bans "unsubstantiated news that will foment social unrest or hostility towards American troops," says the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Paul Bremmer III, head of the CPA, has issued a nine-point list of "Prohibited Activities," which include incitement to racial, ethnic or religious hatred, advocating support for the banned pre-war Ba'ath party, and publishing material that "is patently false and is calculated to provoke opposition to the CPA or undermine legitimate processes towards self-government," reports Index on Censorship.



IFEX members raise fears over censorship regulations

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Black Dog
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posted 27 June 2003 03:55 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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.Drafted by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq, the "code of conduct" reportedly bans "unsubstantiated news that will foment social unrest or hostility towards American troops," says the Committee to Protect Journalists.

I wonder if that covers trumped-up stories citing a handful of ball bearings or something as evidence of WMD. I doubt it, though.


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