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Hi Nermin and all, Yes I agree, the media here in the West is almost as bad as in Iraq - the main exception being you don't get executed for saying something on TV in the West. Back in the early 80s a child of 8 was asked on Iraqi TV what he thought of Saddam Hussein visiting his school, the boy innocently replied "My dad always spits at the TV when he [Saddam Hussein] comes on." The entire family, including the boy, were arrested, tortured and then executed. As the saying goes, don't preach what you don't practice. Yasser Alaskary ----Original Message Follows---- From: "nermin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: [casi] media!!!!! Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 12:18:13 +0300 [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Hi all, More than 120 Europeans had arrived Iraq since w a week. The delegation led by Michele Colon (Belgium) who wrote the most important book on the way through which the American and Western were and are misleading media, the book is (Attention It Is the Media). Among the delegation are members of this list. They visited hospitals, al-Ameryah shelter and Basra and met many Iraqi high rank officials. They came as solidarity with Iraq. In the same time, they demonstrated in front of the UN Baghdad Office as solidarity with Palestine. I do not try sending their news, but to show that the Western Media is still against Iraq and Palestine. The corespondents of western media in Baghdad did not attend all these activities. Instead if only one European spoke against Iraq the all will be interested in. Some Arab- American writers and journalists held a conference in San Francisco State University (personally I was invited) under the title (Alternative Media). I think we must work together toward an alternative media. Is there any chance to succeed while CNN puts hand on 90% of news resources in the world? I do not know, yet let us try. Best regards. Nermin al-Mufti, Baghdad _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk