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2003-05-06

U.S. Hires Christian Fundamentalists to Produce News for Iraqis

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The U.S. government last week launched its Arabic language satellite TV news station for Iraq.

Iraq is overwhelmingly a Muslim country. But according to independent journalist Russell Mokhiber, Iraq’s newest TV station is being produced by Grace Digital Media, a studio which is controlled by fundamentalist Christians.

Grace Digital Media also runs Grace News Network which claims to be "dedicated to transmitting the evidence of God’s presence in the world today."

The U.S. agency the Broadcasting Board of Governors has defended the selection of Grace Digital. They say its fundamentalist Christian, pro-Israeli leadership will have nothing to do with the editorial side of the news broadcast in Iraq.

  • Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime Reporter.

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