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    Have you noticed how there seems to be a blast in Iraq almost every single day, yet we hear nothing about the groups within Iraq that are perpertrating such crimes. There is also little coverage about these groups aims and reasons for violence. Targets are as varied as Iraqi police, religious groups (Shi'ites for example), but as soon as the event has happened, we hear nothing more. This gives an impression that the causes are unknown. This surely cannot be the case? Why do we hear nothing about such things, it is starting to bug me. When you look back over the last year there has been so much that we have forgotten about it is not true, are there some things that we are not meant ot know about? There almost seems to be some form of censorship going on, but Im not paranoid enough to believe that!
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    it probably is censorship in a way as they dont really know what they are talking about and why the attacks are happening so they dont cover the stories as well as they should because they probably just dont know!!
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    (Original post by samd294)
    Have you noticed how there seems to be a blast in Iraq almost every single day, yet we hear nothing about the groups within Iraq that are perpertrating such crimes. There is also little coverage about these groups aims and reasons for violence. Targets are as varied as Iraqi police, religious groups (Shi'ites for example), but as soon as the event has happened, we hear nothing more. This gives an impression that the causes are unknown. This surely cannot be the case? Why do we hear nothing about such things, it is starting to bug me. When you look back over the last year there has been so much that we have forgotten about it is not true, are there some things that we are not meant ot know about? There almost seems to be some form of censorship going on, but Im not paranoid enough to believe that!
    im sure that not every newspaper in the world is censored, so maybe you could go read newspaper on the net like iraqi daily, but that could be censored too i guess
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    plus if u cant get it translated it mite be a bit hard to read
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    (Original post by kimmybabe)
    plus if u cant get it translated it mite be a bit hard to read
    its in english
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    its in english
    thats why im abit suspicious about the censorship factor :confused:
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    I don't think it's censorship as such. Just that media is powerful as it controls what you see, hear and read but at the same time is geared by the powers that be, eg. the government, opposition parties... Just likeNew York Times would naturally give priority to the US' problemns so would a newspaper in the Philippines would deal more with the corruption there. Either would also give a twist on the information depending on the editors' views or what they think is more profittable. It's pathetic but true.
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    I should imagine that we only find out about the groups responsible for modern terrorist acts because they're well established, have defined aims, and contact the media to claim responsibility.

    Groups in Iraq have only just sprung up; therefore are unlikely to have a rigidly defined rank structure, system for dealing with the media etc... hence we don't hear that it was the Brotherhood of Iraqi Sheep Herders or something.
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    people get bored and depressed hearing about iraqi bombings, same with the bombings in israel. sad fact of the media
 
 
 
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