News Brief – July 27, 2008
The United States House of Representatives introduced a resolution Saturday that seeks to label several media outlets 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' (SDGT) organizations.
Among those media outlets named in US House Resolution 1308, introduced June 26, were several TV Stations, including Iran’s Press TV and its web site
Based in Tehran, Press TV is an English language news service funded by the Iranian government, which has stated its intention to cover world news differently from the western dominated global news media.
Many in the Independent Internet news media regularly refer to or use reports from Press TV.
Included among those who refer to Press TV’s Internet news reports are this web site, What Really Happened
and even Google’s own news service
How much longer before they are accused of assisting “terrorists” by referring to Press TV’s reports?
In response Saturday, Tehran said Washington sought to label Iran’s international English news services as “terrorist” because it wanted to keep international public opinion in the dark.
The resolution, sponsored by Representative Gus Bilirakis, Republican from Florida, is currently being investigated and revised by House committees before general debate on the Congressional floor.
Latest figures show that 53% of Press TV’s viewers are from the United States.
Last updated 29/07/2008