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*BUILDING A FREE PRESS IN IRAQ In the wake of the war in Iraq, there is an international effort to establish independent media in Iraq. Terence Smith and guests discuss the current state of Iraqi media and the progress toward creating a free press. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june03/iraq_06-17.html *=*=*=*=*=*=* June 17, 2003 *MAKING A FREE PRESS In the wake of the war in Iraq, efforts are underway to re-establish that country's government and institutions. Officials are also working with the Iraqi people to create something that did not previously exist in Iraq: A free and independent media. Tonight on the NewsHour, Media Correspondent Terence Smith gets an update on efforts to create a formal media structure in Iraq and a view of the current changes in the Iraqi press from Deborah Amos, an NPR News correspondent reporting from Baghdad, and David Hoffman, president of the Internews Network, a non-government organization based in the U.S. that helped organize a recent conference of Iraqi journalists and others in Athens. Visit http://www.pbs.org/newshour/media after 9 pm Eastern time for more information on this segment. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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