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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

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Athena reports from Jordan....

....that Iraqi TV and radio are aggressively promoting the elections.
Iraqi television channels have done a thorough job of
promoting voter participation, and have frequently carried
public-information advertisements urging Iraqis to vote. However, the
ads give little information about where and how to vote. Iraqi radio
has also devoted much time to election coverage, particularly
stations that support a radio call-in format.
Generally speaking, the media overwhelmingly supports
elections at this time, and takes great pains to stress that it is
the duty of Iraqis to take part in the election. Some stress a
historical duty, while others stress a religious duty; still others
claim that nonparticipation will only strengthen terrorist elements
trying to destabilize the country.
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