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December 30, 2008

Gaza Mourners Exploited

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Palestinian Media Watch translates a Dec. 29, 2008 article from Al-Ayyam in which a Palestinian journalist complains that the media and others are manipulating the images going out to the world:

"A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going overboard in their insensitivity and taking advantage of the [difficult] moments, with the explanation that they are showing this to the world. One cameraman told a mourning mother: 'Hit your face, cry, do some action.'"

Posted by TS at December 30, 2008 01:00 PM


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