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November 25, 2003

When info fails to stir action. On 19 November, the Israeli army admitted providing misleading information concerning the use of weapons with an "unusually large range of impact" in the assassination of suspected Palestinian fighters on 23 July 2002 and 21 October 2003, thus killing more than 20 civilians.

Admitting "inaccuracy" in information could be seen as an act of democracy, but would it have made a difference if Israel had declared the use of such a weapon from the beginning? Can proper information save us from the consequences of decisions such as these? Information not followed by proper action can obviously be just as harmful as misinformation.

Let's hope WSIS emphasises the role of public opinion, in the hope it leads to a world were no weapons go unrevealed in the name of "security sensitivity".
Katia Nasser @ November 25, 2003 11:36 PM | TrackBack

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