Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Law in Qatar

The Peninsular said:
"A new media law is in the offing whose preliminary draft suggests that journalists shall be free to write on issues except those concerning national security and friendly countries."

The Arabic version of the newspaper ignores the "except" part and describes:
‎"أثارت مواد مشروع قانون الإعلام الجديد الذي انفردت به ‫"‬الشرق‫"‬ على صفحاتها‫..‬ الكثير من ردود الأفعال الإجابية والمؤثرة، حيث خلقت حالة من الارتياح والثقة‫…"

‎And of course both of them, as Al Jazeera Arabic, completely avoided mentioning the recently detained Qatari blogger Sultan Al Khulaifi!

Free Media?

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