Smells Like Censorship

Friday, August 06, 2004

Simon Haselock was the head of media development and regulation for the former Coalition Provisional Authority. He has been criticized for taking a heavy hand in creating the FCC-like Independent Media Commission to regulate the Iraqi media. Now Haselock is worried that all the checks and balances he had suggested will be undone with the creation by the Iraqi government of the Higher Media Commission which would regulate against, among other things, criticizing the new president. Bob gets the scoop.

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