Wednesday, April 19, 2006

No New News

This from a castroit news regurgitator.
Specialists from 12 nations participating in the event joined Cuba’s called for the elimination of information barriers around the globe. According to statistics, only 10 percent of the world’s population has access to Internet.

Cuba’s vice minister of Science, Technology and Environment, America Santos, urged governments to invest resources so as to include developing countries in the information society. More here.
But the access to internet that Cuba talks about, is not the same internet that you and I use.
Developing countries yesterday started an Internet-based news service, pooling their media resources to provide an alternative to what officials said was unfair coverage by the Western media.

Malaysia’s national news agency Bernama will host the “NAM News Network,” a joint effort of the 114 member countries of the Nonaligned Movement.

“We can be the balance to counter the manipulation of the Western media and to confront their influence on us,” Cuba’s ambassador to Malaysia, Pedro Monzon Barata, was quoted as saying by Bernama.

He said NNN could reduce dependency of developing countries for news coverage on the Western-controlled media, which he said often painted a negative picture. More here.

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