Saturday, February 16, 2008

Media Code Bad

Al Jazeera is speaking out against a new media code that the Arab world has come up with. See their article here. Basically the new code says that if a satellite news company does something against "the rules" then the government can suspend their license. But these rules are somewhat vague. As in, don't "damage social harmony." There are 22 member states in the Arab League and so far only Qatar and Lebanon are speaking out against it. Al-Jazeera is located in Qatar.