Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: World Press Freedom Day Is a Joke in the Middle East as the West Continues to Destroy Journalism There

World Press Freedom Day Is a Joke in the Middle East as the West Continues to Destroy Journalism There

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by Martin Jay, Strategic Culture:

British and Canadian diplomats hijacking World Press Freedom Day is a really bad joke. But that’s what happened recently in Beirut when this not so auspicious day passed, leaving some in the Middle East wondering if journalism can play any role whatsoever in improving governance, holding states to account and emboldening democracy.

The answer is that it can’t because the West has decided that it doesn’t want journalism to play any role whatsoever, accept perhaps writing up the moronic twitter moments of western diplomats who support their governments’ destruction of media in the Middle East – yet are obliged to extend an entirely disingenuous campaign of pretending that they support the institution of the fourth estate.