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[casi] Newshour: 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

June 17, 2003


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 after 9 pm Eastern time for more
information on this segment.

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