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US state-sponsored ‘news’: ‘I received orders to manipulate news to demonize Syria and Iran’

Ex-CNN reporter: I received orders to manipulate news to demonize Syria and Iran

Amber Lyon on CNN, commenting on the March 2011 repression in Bahrain

Amber Lyon on CNN, commenting on the March 2011 repression in Bahrain

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported from Prague on March 30 that ex-CNN on-air correspondent reporter Amber Lyon had revealed that “during her work for the channel she received orders to send false news and exclude some others which the US administration did not favour with the aim to create a public opinion in favour of launching an aggression on Iran and Syria.” Continue reading

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CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news

The network seriously compromises journalism on the feudal Gulf states, footmen of Washington, by blurring the line between advertising and editorial. GLENN GREENWALD in the London Guardian
CNN state-sponsored program on Kazakhstan

CNN’s state-sponsored program on Kazakhstan. Photograph: via CNN

TODAY I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, “iRevolution”, that was produced in early 2011 as the Arab Spring engulfed the region and which was highly critical of the regime in Bahrain. The documentary, featuring CNN‘s on-air correspondent Amber Lyon, viscerally documented the brutality and violence the regime was using against its own citizens who were peacefully protesting for democracy. Commenting on why the documentary did not air on CNNi, CNN’s spokesman cited “purely editorial reasons”.

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Why didn’t CNN international air its own ‘iRevolution’ documentary?

A former CNN correspondent defies threats from her former employer to speak out about self-censorship at the network

A Bahraini protester

A Bahraini protester in Manama | Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

IN LATE MARCH 2011, as the Arab Spring was spreading, CNN sent a four-person crew to Bahrain to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of internet technologies and social media by democracy activists in the region. Featuring on-air investigative correspondent Amber Lyon, the CNN team had a very eventful eight-day stay in that small, US-backed kingdom.

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