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  • england
    forward looking egalitarian country and its many sporting triumphs a symbol of its confidence 0 comments Will England Australia relations ever be the same again November 24 2003 0 comments in Articles Australia The Rugby World Cup has ended with sweet sweet victory for England and mortification for Australia For weeks the Aussies have been accusing the Poms of being smug and arrogant of playing boring and unimaginative rugby of being miserable people living in a cold old country Will England now justifiably rub the Australians faces in the mud And will relations between the two countries never be the same again Of course not Nothing will change England has been gracious in victory The team paid tribute to Australia s gallant effort English supporters joined Australians in singing Waltzing Matilda in the stands after the match Yes the Australian press reported the result under the headline Read This And Weep and many did But they were often consoled by English fans who know only too well what it is like to be gutted by your team s defeat 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist

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  • evatt foundation
    back a double hamburger with egg on which he seemed to thrive I got my break on the Northern Star in Lismore as a cadet reporter doing what I have since termed public service journalism keeping the people of Lismore informed of what was going on around them CWA meetings town council meetings swimming carnivals speeches by the mayor interviews with the sergeant of police This was great training You have to get the names right or your readers will stop you in the street the next day to complain 0 comments Evatt seminar Investigative journalism November 9 2002 0 comments in General journalism A special Evatt Sunset Seminar Investigative Journalism Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters was held today at the Seymour Theatre Centre in Sydney The following is taken from the Evatt Foundation website The Evatt Foundation proudly presents a pre dinner public seminar on The Death of Investigative Journalism and Who Killed It Featuring Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters The age of the war correspondent as hero is clearly over concluded Phillip Knightley in the recent edition of his classic study The First Casualty As the world awaits war governments their spin doctors propagandists and military commanders will intensify their focus on controlling the media History suggests that lies manipulation news management distortion omission slant and gullible coverage will be the order of the day 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous

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  • FBI
    To be gripped by fear is to lose the battle October 27 2002 0 comments in Articles terrorism If you go to the opera you risk being taken hostage If you go on holiday you might be blown up If you stop for petrol you could be shot by a sniper Open a letter does it contain anthrax What s going on these days Where will the next outrage be People feel a sense of unease and a loss of innocence Safer and happier times they believe are now gone for ever But is life really more dangerous or are we becoming wimps At the height of the Cold War even the bitterest enemies of the Soviet Union had one good word to say about the Communists They were hot on law and order Moscow was one of the safest cities in the world especially for foreign visitors There were no muggers there was no street crime and there was great civic pride Only after the collapse of the Soviet Union did the truth emerge Moscow was actually one of the world s more dangerous cities Visitors thought it was safe because the Communist authorities simply suppressed the crime statistics that showed otherwise It was all a matter of perception People perceived Moscow to be safe therefore it was 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism

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  • GCHQ
    virtue of their subsequent positions within the British government they also succeeded in transferring thousands of the most sensitive military documents to their Russian handlers 8 comments How Britain and the US keep watch on the world February 27 2004 0 comments in Articles spying From the National Security Agency s imposing headquarters at Fort Meade Maryland ringed by a double chain fence topped by barbed wire with strands of electrified wire between them America bugs the world Nothing politically or militarily significant whether mentioned in a telephone call in a conversation in the office of the secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Annan or in a company fax or e mail escapes its attention Its computers measured in acres occupied by them rather than simple figures vacuum the entire electromagnetic spectrum homing in on key words which may suggest something of interest to NSA customers is being conveyed 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk

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  • hutton inquiry
    Tony Blair is immensely grateful for the help the intelligence services gave in the preparation of the dossier on the threat posed by Iraq At the urging of an unnamed spymaster the Secret Intelligence Service SIS empties its files trying to find a few nuggets to help make the dossier even stronger 1 comment Doomsday for James Bond August 24 2003 1 comment in Articles propaganda spying James Bond and his masters will never be the same again The changes in the relationship between the British intelligence community and the government revealed by the Hutton Inquiry are for better or worse here to stay Intelligence bureaucracies such as Britain s Secret Intelligence Service SIS and America s Central Intelligence Agency have traditionally seen their role as identifying monsters Their officers go out into the world keep their eyes and ears open and return with warnings for their masters of threats to the well being of the nation they serve 1 comment Of secrets and spies August 17 2003 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The Hutton Inquiry has surprised everyone It was meant to look at the circumstances surrounding the death of the government scientist Dr David Kelly Instead it has been revealing who wields power in Britain and how Most of the facts in the Kelly affair were clear in the public mind long before Lord Hutton called his first witness at the Royal Courts of Justice this week Tony Blair wanted to attack Iraq and hoped for help from the Secret Intelligence Service SIS in making the case for war 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why

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  • independent
    which may suggest something of interest to NSA customers is being conveyed 0 comments Of secrets and spies August 17 2003 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The Hutton Inquiry has surprised everyone It was meant to look at the circumstances surrounding the death of the government scientist Dr David Kelly Instead it has been revealing who wields power in Britain and how Most of the facts in the Kelly affair were clear in the public mind long before Lord Hutton called his first witness at the Royal Courts of Justice this week Tony Blair wanted to attack Iraq and hoped for help from the Secret Intelligence Service SIS in making the case for war 0 comments Iraq chose Saddam for good reason The West needs a history lesson August 4 2002 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda Before Tony Blair joins the new crusaders trying to impose a regime change a Western settlement on Iraq he should at least look at the historical facts that explain the rise of nationalist leaders such as Saddam Hussein And while he is at it since he is good at empathy he might try looking at Britain through Iraqi eyes Seen from Baghdad the British have bombed and invaded their country lied to them manipulated their borders imposed on them leaders they did not want kidnapped ones they did fixed their elections used collective terror tactics on their civilians promised them freedom and then planned to turn their country into a province of India populated by immigrant Punjabi farmers Small wonder that the author Said Aburish said to me recently If you think Saddam Hussein is a hard man to deal with just wait for the next generation of Iraqi leaders 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on

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  • iraq
    comments A wilderness of mirrors October 5 2003 0 comments in Articles spying Poor old James Bond has had a terrible thrashing this week First former British ambassador Sir Peter Heap accused Bond and his colleagues in the British Secret Intelligence Service SIS of being useless spies who frequently made things up Then the the Iraq Survey Group ISG reported that it could find no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus underlining a fundamental failure of intelligence and removing at a stroke Britain s justification for going to war 0 comments From No 10 with love why is New Labour so passionate about spies August 31 2003 1 comment in Articles propaganda spying One of the Hutton Inquiry s little surprises concerns the relationship between the Labour government and the top ranks of the British intelligence community They are in love Downing Street s Director of Communications Alastair Campbell regards John Scarlett once our top spy in Moscow and now chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee as a mate Tony Blair is immensely grateful for the help the intelligence services gave in the preparation of the dossier on the threat posed by Iraq At the urging of an unnamed spymaster the Secret Intelligence Service SIS empties its files trying to find a few nuggets to help make the dossier even stronger 1 comment History or bunkem April 1 2003 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda The Pentagon made it clear from the beginning of the war against Iraq that there would be no censorship What it failed to say was that war correspondents might well find themselves in a situation similar to that in Korea in 1950 This was described by one American correspondent as the military saying You can write what you like but if we don t like it we ll shoot you The figures in Iraq tell a terrible story Fifteen media people dead with two missing presumed dead If you consider how short the campaign was Iraq will be notorious as the most dangerous war for journalists ever This is bad enough But and here we tread on delicate ground it is a fact that the largest single group of them appear to have been killed by the American military 0 comments Iraq chose Saddam for good reason The West needs a history lesson August 4 2002 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda Before Tony Blair joins the new crusaders trying to impose a regime change a Western settlement on Iraq he should at least look at the historical facts that explain the rise of nationalist leaders such as Saddam Hussein And while he is at it since he is good at empathy he might try looking at Britain through Iraqi eyes Seen from Baghdad the British have bombed and invaded their country lied to them manipulated their borders imposed on them leaders they did not want kidnapped ones they did fixed their elections used collective terror tactics on their civilians promised them freedom and

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  • james bond
    James Bond August 24 2003 1 comment in Articles propaganda spying James Bond and his masters will never be the same again The changes in the relationship between the British intelligence community and the government revealed by the Hutton Inquiry are for better or worse here to stay Intelligence bureaucracies such as Britain s Secret Intelligence Service SIS and America s Central Intelligence Agency have traditionally seen their role as identifying monsters Their officers go out into the world keep their eyes and ears open and return with warnings for their masters of threats to the well being of the nation they serve 1 comment Try as we might we have not ruined Ibiza September 1 2002 0 comments in Articles journalism So more than half the population of Britain wants to live abroad and their first choice among non English speaking countries is Spain So more than half the population of Britain wants to live abroad and their first choice among non English speaking countries is Spain Down here on the Balearic island of Ibiza this news has raised a few delighted chuckles among the locals They presume that the Brits longing for exile are the same high spenders who flock here during August the height of the clubbing season and who pay up to 50 a head to join 10 000 other ravers at Privilege officially the world s biggest nightclub It is more likely however that they resemble me wanderers in the autumn of their life who admire the Spanish especially the Ibicencos for their gentle hedonism tolerance loyalty good manners and recognition of what is important in this world and what is froth 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004

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