British Regulators Pull Press TV: Another Blow To Media Freedom By Danny Schechter

22 January 2012 — The News Dissector

The British media regulator OFCOM has pulled Press TV’s license to be seen in the United Kingdom.

The regulator that has done so little to regulate the methods of Rupert Murdoch’s media practices, or BBC’s tilted coverage of the war in Iraq, has suddenly decided that the Iran’s global English language channel must be sanctioned by being removed and silenced. (Ironically, it was Murdoch’s BSKYB channel that carried Press TV in the UK)

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 January 2012: US newspaper owner writes op-ed proposing Israel assassinate Obama

21 January 2012VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

US newspaper owner writes op-ed proposing Israel assassinate Obama
IMEMC – The editor and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, has come under fire, and on Friday issued an apology, for an op-ed in which he surmised that the Israeli Prime Minister should “order a hit” on US President Barack Obama in order to preserve the Jewish state. …

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The World War on Democracy By John Pilger

19 January 2012 — Global Research

Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy. I first glimpsed her in a 1950s Colonial Office film about the Chagos islanders, a tiny creole nation living midway between Africa and Asia in the Indian Ocean. The camera panned across thriving villages, a church, a school, a hospital, set in a phenomenon of natural beauty and peace. Lisette remembers the producer saying to her and her teenage friends, ‘Keep smiling girls!’

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Wikileaks Newslinks 21-22 January 2012

22 January

ACLU & EFF to Appeal Secrecy Ruling in Twitter/Wikileaks Case
Kansas City infoZine
… today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) plan to file an appeal in the legal battle over the records of several Twitter users in connection with the government’s WikiLeaks investigation. …

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