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Bremer the Next Saddam

"Coalition forces shut down Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s newspaper al-Hawza on 28th March, accusing it of inciting;violence;.;Its doors were barred and tighten with chains and locks by the American troops until a written order by U.S administrator Paul Bremer in Iraq for the closure of the newspaper.This;violence; Bremer is accusing al-Hawza of is about a bombing in mostly Shi’a town of Iskandariyah, killing 53 people.al-Hawza has further claimed that the rocket was "fired by an (American) Apache helicopter and not a car bomb."It was known that because of this article, Bremer has closed down al-Hawza.Free of press has been a difficult task for Iraq. Former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, has already been an obstacle for the press freedom in Iraq.Iraqi media organizations had to apply for a license to operate.Even though the U.S. always has been a barrier for the press in Iraq, however, now with the Iraq war, and also with U.S administrator Paul Bremer in power, free of press in Iraq is even harder to achieve.
Journalists are increasingly being restrained and threatened by the U.S. installed interim government in Iraq.L. Paul Bremer, President Bush’s proconsul in Iraq, also the leader in charge of the occupying powers’ Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), has been in power ever since Bush has assigned the job of an ambassador or an overseer in Iraq.His arrival was accompanied by the removal of Barbara Bodine, one of the few U.S. officials in Baghdad with previous experience in the Middle East. Bremer wants tough new rules governing the Iraqi media to sort the "mess" out.Bremer has signed that Iraqi media must now be registered.Also announcing proclamation that Iraq citizens no longer have the right to assemble and demonstrate anti-American sentiments, censorship of clerics, and loss of their right to freedom of speech, along with loss of freedom …

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