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Interesting two part article from Radio Nederlands Wereldomroep (see URLs for full article) Iraqi media well prepared by Andy Sennitt, 14 February 2003 Part I: http://www.rnw.nl/realradio/features/html/iraq030214.html "One of the chief targets of allied bombing was the jewel in the crown of the regime: the huge shortwave transmitter complex that had been constructed in the mid-1980's at Salah El Deen, close to Iraq's western border. No less than 16 transmitters of 500 kW were installed there, making it the largest single-location shortwave site in the world. Some shortwave listeners at the time refused to believe that such a large installation had been constructed in a relatively small country, but a person closely involved in the work - which was done in great secrecy by a European company - actually sent us a detailed site plan of the installation on condition that we did not publish it!" Part 2: http://www.rnw.nl/realradio/features/html/iraq2030214.html "Radio Tikrit "A few weeks ago, radio monitors in northern Scandinavia reported hearing a new Arabic language radio station on mediumwave 1584 kHz, on the air at 1900-2100 UTC. The station identifies as Radio Tikrit, named after the city where Saddam Hussein was born. It's the location of a major Iraqi military base, and Saddam has the most lavish of his palaces there. At first it was assumed to be one of the many opposition radio stations broadcasting to Iraq - 27 at the last count. But detailed analysis of one of its broadcasts by BBC Monitoring revealed it to be airing pro-Saddam material. Is this really a new Iraqi radio station, or a US-funded "black clandestine" operation designed to confuse the Iraqi people? We're currently trying to find out." -- Cathy Aitchison _______________________________________________ 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