Press Freedom

Reza/Roxana Saberi has been released, good. Glenn Greenwald points out the curious lack of outrage by US media for journalists the US holds unjustly…

A Nexis search for “Roxana Saberi” reveals 2,201 mentions in press reports, virtually all of them in the last two months regarding her arrest by Iran.  By stark contrast, a search for “Ibrahim Jassam” — the Iraqi journalist still held without charges by the U.S. even in the face of an Iraqi court finding that there’s no evidence of his guilt — produces a grand total of 71 mentions.  A search of “Sami al-Haj” for the first five years of his detention in Guantanamo (2001-2006) reveals a grand total of 101 mentions.  For the entire period of his lawless detention, Bilal Hussein’s name was mentioned 556 times.

2 Responses to “Press Freedom”

  1. libhomo Says:

    The dehumanization of the Iraqis by and within the corporate media is breathtaking.

    • RickB Says:

      Yes, I read a report of a KIA UK soldier in Afghanistan full of praise then as an aside at the end also mentioned 16 civilians died in the incident, their names were not even given.


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