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The Appeasement Dividend
by Lee

It’s amazing what a little appeasement can get you.

Aljazeera has appealed for the release of all abducted journalists, and called for guaranteeing freedom of the press.

In a press release on Monday, Aljazeera denounced the killing, abduction and harassment of journalists in Iraq, and called for the immediate release of all journalists held hostage in the war-torn country.

It also called for enabling the journalists to carry out their mission, in order to get facts to the public everywhere.

Aljazeera also urged all the concerned parties “to ensure freedom of access to journalists, especially those in wars and conflicts areas.”

Aljazeera aired a video tape on Saturday showing two French journalists captured in Iraq by an armed group. In a statement sent to Aljazeera, the group demanded the French government to end a ban on Muslim headscarves for the release of the hostages.

The two captives were identified as Christian Chesnot of Radio France Internationale and George Malbrunot of Le Figaro.

Amazing, isn’t it, that al-Jazeera manages to come out against kidnappings when it’s French citizens who are the victims, isn’t it?  When it’s an American being beheaded they don’t seem to have a problem showing the videotape every five minues, but when it’s the French?  Sacre bleu!

Posted by Lee on 08/30/04 at 10:37 AM (Discuss this in the forums)


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