Monday, January 12, 2015

Hypocrites ("Leaders") March in Paris - "Defense of Free Speech?" Really? - Turkey Imprisons More Journalists Than Any Other Country - King Abdullah Of Jordan Sentences Journalist to 15 Years

Source: World Mic

One Student's Epic Tweets Call Out the Biggest Hypocrites Marching for Free Speech In Paris 


By Jared Keller
January 11, 2015

Millions of people took to the streets of Paris and cities across France on Sunday to rally in defense of free speech and against terrorism in the wake of Wednesday's deadly attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The French Interior Ministry told the Associated Press that 3.7 million marched throughout France, making the demonstrations the largest in the country's history.

Adding to the symbolic weight of the demonstrations, more than 40 world leaders joined the start of the Paris march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. But as Reporters Without Borders points out, their policies at home are far from compatible with the solidarity for free speech on display throughout France.

The organization said Sunday that it was "appalled by the presence of leaders from countries where journalists and bloggers are systematically persecuted such as Egypt (which is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in RWB's press freedom index), Russia (148th), Turkey (154th) and United Arab Emirates (118th)."

"We must demonstrate our solidarity with Charlie Hebdo without forgetting all the world's other Charlies," Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Christophe Deloire said in a statement. "It would be unacceptable if representatives of countries that silence journalists were to take advantage of the current outpouring of emotion to try to improve their international image and then continue their repressive policies when they return home. We must not let predators of press freedom spit on the graves of Charlie Hebdo."

They're right. In what can only be described as an epic series of 21 pointed tweets, London School for Economics Middle East Society co-president Daniel Wickham points out that many of the world leaders who marched Sunday through the streets of Paris are not the world's biggest advocates for press freedom.

11 comments:

  1. I say the tweet is a faker for war a real tweeter would have pointed to this video that they keep deleting as fast as it is put up which makes them all liars . http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=325_1420675775

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  2. In the name of truth please add while you can . http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=325_1420675775

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  3. Don't
    forget the rest of the tweets . Read through to the end in order to understand the extend of manipulation that general public is going through. We are pawns in the hands of our oppressors. The easiest way to find out the truth is to take everything that comes out of corporate mass media and the authorities and turn it on its head.

    Daniel Wickham compiled the following list of hypocricy:

    So here are some of the staunch defenders of the free press attending the solidarity rally in Paris today...

    1) King Abdullah of Jordan, which last year sentenced a Palestinian journalist to 15 years in prison with hard labour http://t.co/giZg7JounI

    2) Prime Minister of Davutoglu of Turkey, which imprisons more journalists than any other country in the world http://t.co/sLCJaZprex

    3) Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, whose forced killed 7 journalists in Gaza last yr (second highest after Syria) http://t.co/w74zqVHZf9

    4) Foreign Minister Shoukry of Egypt, which as well as AJ staff has detained journalist Shawkan for around 500 days http://t.co/xzVRgmkM1g

    5) Foreign Minister Lavrov of Russia, which last year jailed a journalist for "insulting a government servant" http://t.co/J4Rca9chuA

    6) Foreign Minister Lamamra of Algeria, which has detained journalist Abdessami Abdelhai for 15 months without charge http://t.co/KlDiwKibzL

    7) The Foreign Minister of the UAE, which in 2013 held a journo incommunicado for a month on suspicion of MB links https://t.co/15ESrDu1kh

    8) Prime Minister Jomaa of Tunisia, which recently jailed blogger Yassine Ayan for 3 years for "defaming the army" http://t.co/8fwfVHq8VK

    9) The PMs of Georgia and Bulgaria, both of whom have a record of attacking & beating journalists http://t.co/sB0gkTtnJl http://t.co/bnvaAyic5p

    10) The Attorney General of the US, where police in Ferguson have recently detained and assaulted WashPost reporters http://t.co/fYtWGEl3pL

    11) Prime Minister Samaras of Greece, where riot police beat & injured two journalists at a protest in June last year and other journalists and bloggers have been persecuted http://t.co/Vr8MPsEwWR

    12) Sec-Gen of NATO, who are yet to be held to account for deliberately bombing and killing 16 Serbian journalists in '99 http://t.co/wp0mR0a52l

    13) President Keita of Mali, where journalists are expelled for covering human rights abuses https://t.co/LByJYLfxIe

    14) The Foreign Minister of Bahrain, 2nd biggest jailer of journos in the world per capita (they also torture them) http://t.co/HX6Q3Ia3lG

    15) Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar, which jailed a man for 15 ys for writing the Jasmine poem http://t.co/8s1N0wcPC6

    16) Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who had several journalists jailed for insulting him in 2013 http://t.co/2p0VXYB2Sd

    17) Prime Minister Cerar of Slovenia, which sentenced a blogger to six months in prison for "defamation" in 2013 http://t.co/cBVYh4niys

    18) Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland, where "blasphemy" is considered a criminal offense http://t.co/zyJlZnAEwS

    19) Prime Minister Kopacz of Poland, which raided a magazine to seize recordings embarrassing for the ruling party http://t.co/6asFIyiLr9

    20) PM Cameron of the UK, where authorities destroyed documents obtained by The Guardian exposing civil rights violations committed by his government and threatened prosecution http://t.co/VLS13dnckJ

    21) Saudi ambassador to France. The Saudis publicly flogged blogger @raif_badawi for "insulting Islam" on Friday http://t.co/ZTlPCGa6u5
    12 hours ago

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  4. nice tight shot. ala jesse jackson . I refuse to believe "millions" of people. Photo's prove nothing. They can be shopped as well.

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    1. It was fake. The world leaders weren't even there at the protest or the march. They are all lying liars and fakes. Frauds, one and all:

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-march-tv-wide-shots-reveal-a-different-perspective-on-world-leaders-at-largest-demonstration-in-frances-history-9972895.html

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  5. The world leaders linking arms and supposedly leading the Paris march of 3 million? It was fake. The world leaders weren't even there at the protest or the march. They are all lying liars and fakes. Frauds, one and all:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-march-tv-wide-shots-reveal-a-different-perspective-on-world-leaders-at-largest-demonstration-in-frances-history-9972895.html

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  6. Sarcastic tone on. Irony lies where they are lying through their tongues while linking their arm forming Illuminati pyramid shape. Shame on them.

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  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZrBlISUDU4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwibw_f7Qrw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVI8_6gTrDg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flSFKku1cxA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7aBXvMohM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FSFd58JRxg

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