Monday, February 25, 2013

Talking About Media Control

Take note of the Obama method of media control:-

US President Barack Obama is expected to be in Israel from 20-22 March 2013, in the framework of the "Unbreakable Alliance" visit...The "Unbreakable Alliance" visit will be covered by pool only (a local foreign press pool and an American pool which will arrive with the President).  The only exceptions to this are the arrival and departure ceremonies which will be open to general coverage.

...On the evening of Tuesday, 19 March 2013, the GPO will hold a reception for foreign journalists who arrive to cover the visit, along with those journalists already stationed in Israel...

During the visit, the GPO will maintain a media center in which all of the visit's events will be broadcast live, including meetings that President Obama will conduct in Israel and in the Palestinian Authority (his meeting with the PA President)...

I guess who gives a care about the long-suffering foreign correspondents.


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