Scarlet Jewels
The NewsLog of Julie Solheim-Roe

Monday, April 7, 2003day link 

 Human Rights Action List
picture I belong to Amnesty International's 'Take Action List' that organizes coalitions to pro-action world wide. Here are some recent issues that I have been emailed about:

Combat HIV-AIDS Related Human Rights Abuses

Write to President Bush and 'Urge the US Government to Refrain from the Use of Indiscriminate Weapons in Iraq'.

End Human Rights Abuses and Terror Connected to the Diamond Trade

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 journalism lies and cover ups
By the Way, Florida appeals court says news media lies and distortions are not illegal -
"March 13, 2003—If you've ever suspected that when you tune into TV news programs you're not getting all the facts, then give yourself a pat on the back for being right, because a Florida Court of Appeals has recently ruled that lying and distortion of the truth by the media isn't in fact illegal..."

This is a UK site where the orthodox views of the mainstream media are being questioned -- "Media Workers Against War":
"The best global source on the web for anti-war news, views and updates on the international peace movement - updated daily."
Published on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 by Reuters Group: Iraq TV Raid May Break Geneva Convention
"BRUSSELS - The head of the world's biggest journalists' organization said a U.S. bomb and missile attack on Iraqi television on Wednesday was an attempt at censorship and may have breached the Geneva Conventions."
Here and there:
"U.S. troops in Iraq detained two Israeli journalists and Portuguese colleague on suspicion of espionage and beat one of them, relatives said Friday. They were released after 48 hours.

The journalists, Dan Scemama, of Channel One Television and Boaz Bismuth of the Yedioth Aharonoth entered Iraq without proper accreditation. Scemama said earlier in the week that he had been denied accreditation because he represented Israeli television."
Also see The National Union of Journalist's:
"The killing of veteran ITN reporter Terry Lloyd is "a terrible tragedy that must be investigated", the NUJ said today"

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