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Article Released Fri-16th-January-2009 11:46 GMT
Contact: Johanna Son Institution: IPS Asia Pacific
 Is Israel Losing the Media War in Gaza?

In the Asia Media Forum this week - Journos Vow to Carry on Slain Editor's Legacy, 'Sunday Leader' Pays Tribute to Murdered Journalist, Israeli Attacks on Gaza Escape Global Media Scrutiny, Corporate Fraud Needs a More Vigilant Media, Global Group Launches Safety Service, Code for Journos


From the Asia Media Forum this week:

Murdered Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge was finally laid to rest on Jan 12 but the fight is far from over, said his colleagues as they vowed to continue fighting for what he stood for. In other news, criticisms still continue over Israel's refusal to let international journalists into wartorn Gaza and speculations are rife that Israel is losing the "battle on the propaganda front". Visit the Asia Media Forum (www.theasiamedaforum.org) for more.

Journos Vow to Carry on Slain Editor's Legacy

Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickrematunge did not die in vain for his colleagues within and outside of Sri Lanka vowed to continue fighting to press freedom and democracy. At his funeral Jan 12, journalists wore black bands in an act of protest and promised that they will not let their slain colleague's ideals down.


Is Israel Losing the Media War in Gaza?

According to 'Time' online Jerusalem correspondent Andrew Lee Butters , it looks like the Jewish state is losing the battle on the propaganda front.


'Sunday Leader' Pays Tribute to Murdered Journalist

'The Sunday Leader' on Jan 11 published an editorial, 'And Then They Came for Me' in honour of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot by still unidentified gunmen on Jan 8.


Israeli Attacks on Gaza Escape Global Media Scrutiny

Israel's relentless air attacks on a besieged Gaza, which have killed over 1,000 Palestinians and destroyed hundreds of homes, continue to take place away from the gaze of the international news media.


Corporate Fraud Needs a More Vigilant Media

Perhaps it is time for the media to look beneath the veneer of glossy reports, and corporate shows to ensure that alarm bells are rung before it is too late, says 'The Hoot's' B P Sanjay.


Global Group Launches Safety Service, Code for Journos

The International News Safety Institute, a coalition of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals exclusively dedicated to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments, on Jan 15 launched a Gaza safety advice service on its website.

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Keywords associated to this article: media, Asia, Sri Lanka, Israel, Gaza
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