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Full Disclosure Network: Iraq News Media Discover Independent News On State Department Tour of U S Cities


Los Angeles CA On July 29, 2009 the Full Disclosure Network conducted a foreign exchange media panel discussion with representatives from eight Iraq news media organizations who were part of an International visitors delegation hosted by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles as a part of a State Department tour of the United States.

Participants in the panel discussion that explored current media issues including attitudes of the Iraquis people regarding the U. S. invasion of Iraq after 911 to the role of religious leaders and factions in the new Iraqui government.

Participants in the panel discussion were:

Leslie Dutton, Moderator
Producer, Full Disclosure Network

Mr. Alaa Hadi Abbood
Television correspondent and writer, Al-iraquiyah TV

Mr. Khosnav Jamil Numan AL-DUSAKI
Manager Dohuk TV

Mr. Imad Mahmood Ahmed
News Editor (Media Section) Kirkuk Provincial Council

Mr. Nadhim Yaseen Ali
Media Director University of Dohuk

Mr. Hussein Mizhir Agal
Reporter, Radio Sawa

Mr. Jumaah Abdulhussein Hattab
Assistant Manager, Al Jut TV

Mr. Amaar Hamid Jussain
Program and Film Director, Dijla Satellite Channel

Mr. Atheer Qasim Salih
Assistant Producer, Dijla TV

Objectives of the State Department program known as “Creative Broadcast Programming”, a regional project on Iraq were provided to Full Disclosure Network and consisted of:

*Examine the role of popular culture and entertainment media in shaping public perceptions.
*Learn about the relationship between the media, public broadcasting, entertainment industry, and the government and the policies that oversee this relationship.
*Engage with writers, producers and media personalities involved in the broadcasting of news, current affairs education, music, arts, science and coverage of international issues, as well as drama, comedy and entertainment; and
*Provide exposure to the geographical, cultural social and ethnic diversity of the United States.

As Full Disclosure® is “the news behind the news” the visiting broadcasters got a candid report on the relationship between government and the Full Disclosure Network®. During the meeting there was a exchange of information on issues that impact broadcasters world wide, in particular the issues of government control of the media, and the impact of the Internet and bloggers on traditional media and government.

Full Disclosure® is preparing a Video Report on this July 29th meeting to be released soon along with video clips from a previous meeting with journalists and broadcasters from Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Saudia Arabia, and United Araba Emerits in May of 2009.

The IVCLA arranged a prior meeting with Full Disclosure® and visiting Russian journalists that was video recorded in October 2008 and is available for viewing HERE.


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