Friday, November 27, 2020

AL-JAZEERA CHIEF STEPS DOWN; TOO FRIENDLY WITH U.S.?

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The longtime director of the al-Jazeera satellite news channel has resigned. Several reports linked the resignation of Wadah Khanfar to the release of Wikileaks documents claiming that Khanfar had close ties with U.S. diplomats and had agreed to remove some content that they had objected to. Al-Jazeera, however, said that Khanfar had been discussing the […]

WIKILEAKS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES ARREST OF MOVIE PIRATE

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A Canadian “cammer” — a person who uses a camcorder to record movies in theaters, then releases them online or on disc — was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 2006 as a “personal favor” to an official of the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association (CMPDA), even through the RCMP registered concern […]

WIKILEAKS REVEALS DETAILS ABOUT JOURNALIST DETAINED BY U.S. FOR 6 YEARS

April 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

An al-Jazeera cameraman who spent six years at Guantánamo prison before being released in 2008 was questioned repeatedly by his U.S. captors in hopes that he would “provide information on the al-Jazeera news network’s training program, telecommunications equipment, and news-gathering operations in Chechnya, Kosovo and Afghanistan, including the network’s acquisition of a video of [Osama […]

REPORTERS GROUP LAMENTS FADING PRESS FREEDOM

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has sharply criticized international organizations who give lip service to freedom of the press but fail to implement their principles. It singled out UNESCO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Organization of American States (OAS), Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Arab League, […]

WIKILEAKS FOUNDER SAYS HE’S HOLDING MURDOCH FILES AS “INSURANCE”

January 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Wikileaks head leaker Julian Assange said Wednesday that he has withheld release of a stack of presumably damaging files about Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation as “insurance … if something happens to me or to WikiLeaks.” He also said that he has withheld more than 500 secret U.S. diplomatic cables concerning one unnamed broadcasting organization. […]

WIKILEAKS: ANOTHER BUSH ADMINISTRATION WHACK AT MICHAEL MOORE

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. deputy chief of mission in New Zealand, David Burnett, attempted to block a planned screening of Michael Moore’s anti-Iraq-war documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, when he heard that it was being hosted by a New Zealand cabinet minister, according to documents contained in the WikiLeaks papers and reported today (Wednesday) in Britain’s Guardian newspaper. In […]

MOORE BLASTS WIKILEAKED CABLE, MEDIA THAT RAN WITH IT

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A cable sent by U.S. diplomats in Havana to State Department officials in 2008 claiming that Michael Moore’s film Sicko had been banned by the Cuban government was intended to tell tell the diplomats’ bosses “what they want to hear,” Moore said on his blog Saturday. The cable, revealed by WikiLeaks, had said that Moore’s […]

WIKILEAKS REVEALS SPIELBERG WAS BLACKLISTED BY ARABS

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A document included in the WikiLeaks cache of classified information has revealed that the 14-member Arab League voted in 2007 to ban all of Steven Spielberg’s films after he donated $1 million to Israel at the time of Israel’s 2006 action in Lebanon. The memo, sent from the U.S. embassy in Damascus, said that Malaysia, […]

WIKILEAKS DOCUMENT FOCUSES ON CRUISE, SCIENTOLOGY

December 17, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

Raising questions about why it was ever stamped “Classified” in the first place, Britain’s Guardian newspaper today (Friday) published a Wikileaks-leaked memo written in 2007 about efforts by officials in Hamburg, Germany to stamp out Scientology. The memo, written by Karen Johnson, the U.S. consul general in Hamburg, said that those efforts had been stepped […]

RATINGS SOAR FOR NBC NEWS

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams boasted ratings last week that would have been the envy of any of the network’s entertainment programming. With an average of nearly 10 million viewers tuned in during the week, the newscast was outranked only by the network’s Sunday Night Football telecast and its annual Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza […]

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