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> In light of the revelations in the Bulletin magazine of Australia, > that an ABC photojournalist killed in Northern Iraq had also been > free-lancing for Rendon Group - an important CIA subcontractor - its > worth remembering just how powerful images can be in shaping the > publicīs view of the morality of their governmentīs actions. Thank you Tom. As a contextual note, it is worth bearing in mind that mass killings by the previous Iraqi regime are well-documented. Whether any particular photo turns out to be doctored does not influence this. (The distinction reminds me of what we discussed around the Sweeney feature on the Iraqi government stage-managing baby funerals. Some circles interpreted this to mean that there was not actually an elevated level of child suffering and death in Iraq under the sanctions.) Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | email@example.com personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________ 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