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News :: DNC
Meanwhile, back inside the DNC, more censorship afoot
26 Jul 2004
Democrats remove Aljazeera banner
Monday 26 July 2004, 4:30 Makka Time, 1:30 GMT
Organisers at the Democratic Party convention in United States have removed Aljazeera's logotype banner from its skybox without assigning reasons.

Aljazeera's skybox is one of the several that media organisations use as broadcast booths to cover the upcoming convention in Boston to confirm John Kerry's nomination as George Bush's presidential challenger in November.

"We found that the banner disappeared for some reason," Aljazeera's Washington bureau chief Hafiz al-Mirazi said.

Vague reason

"We contacted the Democratic National Convention and the people who are organising the convention. And then they said it has been removed, maybe for lack of enough space or something like that, although they approved originally the sign and everything on it. And every time we get different answers."

"And finally, they said, 'Sorry, we cannot put it back." And it's the only news organisation sign that was taken," al-Mirazi pointed out.

A convention spokeswoman said Aljazeera was not a special case.

"Our first priority is putting a convention on, not advertising for the media," Peggy Wilhide said.

In place of Aljazeera's logotype will be a banner reading "Strong for America."
See also:
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9FD55FF1-CD66-40BC-8453-C65D9CE709BE.htm

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Re: Meanwhile, back inside the DNC, more censorship afoot
27 Jul 2004
vote for john kerry!
Re: Meanwhile, back inside the DNC, more censorship afoot
27 Jul 2004
REMOVING THIS AL-JAZEERA BANNER IS A GOOD THING.

WE DEMOCRATS ARE ATTEMPTING TO SPEAK TO THE MAINSTREAM, LIKE NASCAR DADS AND OTHER FLAG WAVERS.

WE DON'T WANT MIDDLE AMERICA TO SEE ANYTHING ASSOICATED WITH ARABS OR NON-MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

EXCELLENT JOB, DNC!

REMEMBER, VOTE KERRY, THE ANTI-BUSH!