- March 26 -
Yesterday evening, the U.S. military intentionally bombed Iraq
TV. Program coordinator on the Middle East and North Africa
for the Committee to Protect Journalists, Campagna said: "Broadcast
media is a civilian object under the Geneva Conventions and
cannot be targeted unless it is used for military purposes (e.g.
military communication)." CPJ also objected to the New York
Stock Exchange pulling Al-Jazeera's press credentials yesterday.
An independent journalist and analyst who has covered the Middle
East for over two decades, including the Iran-Iraq war in the
south of Iraq, Andoni is monitoring the Arab-language media. She
said today: "The POW footage has been shown by numerous TV stations
around the world, yet Al-Jazeera was singled out by the U.S. government
and demonized." Al-Jazeera this week launched an English language
which, along with its Arabic language site [www.aljazeera.net]
has reportedly been sabotaged by hackers in recent days. Specifically,
the U.S. servers are down, so the websites are accessible around
the world, but not in the U.S. Images from Al-Jazeera, some very
graphically showing the horrors of war from Basra, have been posted
on other websites: [http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=51694].
Marquardt is editor and publisher of YellowTimes.org, which was
suspended by its internet provider after posting photos of U.S.
prisoners of war and dead Iraqi civilians.
Coen is an analyst with Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, which
recently completed a study on sources used by the TV networks
in Iraq coverage and is closely monitoring daily news reporting
on the war.
Author of the recent Newsday op-ed, "Beware the Sources of Official
Info," Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas
at Austin and author of the book Writing Dissent.
Miller is associate editor of PR Watch, which produces a regular
"Spin of the Day."
Professor of communications at American University and author
of several books, including Science of Coercion, Simpson can address
satellite imaging, psychological operations, and propaganda.
Professor of media studies at New York University and author of
Spectacle: Operation Desert Storm and the Triumph of
Shaheen is author of the book Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood
Vilifies a People.