Friday, January 2, 2009

Spinning the media on Gaza and Hamas

For those who have been following Ushahidi in Kenya and Congo, Ushahidi is now also active in GAZA.

The human rights violations committed by Israel this last week caught my attention through the cowardly attack of Cynthia Mckinney's boat by Israeli military the other day.Israel has planned and prepared this attack on palestinians long ahead, public relationswise. A "Special spin body gets media on message, says Israel". The former representative from Georgia hasn't been the only foreigner that has been refused entry to Gaza. International journalists have been refused to enter, and theseForeign journalists ask court for access to Gaza. UN's special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories, Richard Falk has been refused entry, Richard Falk is professor of international law at Princeton University and the UN's special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories, he was refused entry to Israel earalier this month. Today some 400 foreigners will be able to leave Gaza, that is scary news in this context. I also want to point your attention to "Is Hamas A Legitimate Government?", in which Kevin Tracy starts a very essential debate on how Hamas should be defined by western goverments.

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