The "objectivity" of media stationed at dangerous
undemocratic places like "Palestinian areas"
The problem of trust in journalism - journalists situated in dangerous
zones, where they are dictated to 'live' (or die...) by and report by the
dictatorships they are located at.
Watching CNN Correspondents [http://www.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/intl.correspondents/ Nov.
14, 2008], there was a report (regarding the Congo war / genocide) about
journalists in Africa having to pay large sums to get access, explaining why
certain journalists allied to be with bad guys.
More worrisome was the description of a mafia like environment,
where such thugs provides "security" for journalists, with all the terrible
implication this "protectionism" entails.
The question is of course how can anyone take a "report" seriously when
it's done by those stationed in the terrorist no-law land like west bank &
Gaza at 'Palestine' terrorizing authority, imagine if you could have obtained a
recording where the PA authority (that has a bloody history of threatening
journalists foreign or even 'Palestinian' ones) tells Ben Wederman of the CNN
openly and bluntly: 'You better report in the "strict" line
of our propaganda only, or else you have no place here!'
alternatively, how can any logical person not prefer a report done by the
Israeli democratic free press side?