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August 2nd, 2004

The Dissector’s Daily Blog

AL JAZEERA BANNER REMOVED

Al Jazeera reports: “Organizers at the Democratic Party convention in United States have removed Al Jazeera’s logotype banner from its skybox without assigning reasons.

Al Jazeera’s skybox is one of the several that media organizations 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,” Al Jazeera’s Washington bureau chief Hafiz al-Mirazi said.

“We contacted the Democratic National Convention and the people who are organizing 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 organization sign that was taken,” al-Mirazi pointed out. ?.In place of Al Jazeera’s logotype will be a banner reading “Strong for America.”

And this the DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION! Incidentally the new democratic (sic) government of Iraq has threatened to follow Saddam’s lead and kick Al Jazeera and Al Aribiya out.

Sorry for the untimeliness; this was accidentally posted elsewhere, first….

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