The International Media Council of the Next Century Foundation is convinced that the honesty or dishonesty of media affects the mental health of the world. Freedom of expression is vital as a means of permitting all views to flourish peacefully. It is a cliché that the price of this freedom must be continual vigilance – in particular vigilance to identify and expose the encouragement of malice, war and the incident of hate speech and image.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Al Jazeera reporting on the Beirut bomb
Rumours suggest that Al Jazeera unnecessarily promoted sectarianism in Beirut today by reporting that a bomb exploded in a "Christian suburb".
The Al Jazeera website now contains no such comment.