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December 10, 2003

Al-Jazeeran persecution? The treatment of Al-Jazeera correspondents came under the spotlight today, with Al-Jazeera journalist, Abdul Kaddah, talking live to a side meeting from Baghdad, claiming that he and his colleagues were under constant pressure from coalition forces.

Reporters are arrested, and some are still detained, on a regular basis, he said.

Managing director, Wadah Khanfar, spoke of the criticism Al-Jazeera receives from America.

The station has been accused of being agents for the CIA, Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, he claimed. But the channel still represent the voice of the Arab world, he said, opening up real debate for the first time.
Erin Dean @ December 10, 2003 04:10 PM

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The only consolation is that the US government criticises all people that do not agree with its policies not only Al-Jazeera..remember the way they had a go at the French and the most of the world come to that, because they disagreed with them over Iraq. So Al-Jazeera are not unique in that regard.
But please do not give up we need to hear ALL voices and perspectives from Iraq and elsewhere. I am sick of mainstream media not reporting what is really happening in the world and I am now relying more and more on Indymedia, Guerrillanews etc etc.
Keep up the good work Al-Jazeera!
Shaunyboy @ December 10, 2003 04:45 PM

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