Thursday, October 18, 2001 - Krigen mot terror
In the days of the cold war, UNESCO tried to reach an international agreement for free speach, one that might reduce the power of the American Media - a power they held through volume and financial resources. USA pulled out of the negotiations because they could not accept that USSR - where there was state-censorship of the media - should have a right to defend themselves against the attacks of American media in the same newspapers, for instance through taking in articles propogating the USSR view on a case an American Newspaper wrote about.

The documents of the McBride round-table discussions are interesting reading, and in the view of the recent war in Afghanistan of current interest. If the American Government is buying the pictures from satelites which might reveal what is really hit in their raids on Afghanistan... Well, I think somebody were talking about state-censorship?

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