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Join us live! Iraq: is the media telling the real story?

Reuters - Newsmaker debate: Iraq

Click here to join us for a live discussion about whether the media is covering Iraq objectively. You can watch or listen on a live webcast and join in a live online chat to express your views.

Several members of the Global Voices community will be live-blogging the event: Middle East/North Africa Editor Haitham Sabbah, Iraq contributor Salam Adil, Iraqi-Australian blogger who now lives in the U.S., Fayrouz Hancock, Omar of Iraq the Model blogging from Baghdad, and Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar (who will be present in the room in New York). An RSS feed of their posts and others can be found on the event website.

More background and ways to participate here.

2 comments

  • Chris Westbrook

    What I heard was very good. IS there an archive of the event? I missed the first hour, unfortunately.

  • Rebecca,

    That was an interesting experience. Not nearly as much name-caling as I expected. There did seem to be considerable whining and excuses about how tough it is to be a journalist in Iraq. LTC Boylan was the most impressive guy on the panel, IMHO. He didn’t really want to address my question, though. Can’t say as I blame him.

    A component of Information Operations is Psychological Operations, which is defined by the Department of Defense as planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator’s objectives. Also called PSYOP.

    Now who does this for domestic target audiences, for what originator?

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