The shocking confession recently by a CNN exec that the network surrendered journalistic integrity in the face of Saddam’s intimidation was, unfortunately, not the only example of intimidation — or of surrender.
The Influence of Palestinian Organizations on Foreign News Reporting: Most foreign correspondents, and particularly local Palestinian stringers who report from the West Bank and Gaza for Jerusalem-based foreign news bureaus, operate under an unspoken but firm set of rules. They avoid reporting stories involving widespread human rights abuses, high-level corruption and financial mismanagement, and violence between Palestinian groups that could prove embarrassing to Arafat and senior Palestinian officials. [Honest Reporting]

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