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Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-12-2005, 17:28:29
We know now what you did in Iraq last summer.... (last year?) :D

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GL03Ak02.html

Oerdin
03-12-2005, 21:58:52
More or less. We'd often give money to build radio or TV stations (or upgrade existing stations) and in return we'd ask them to run a few stories for us. Generally, pay people to run stories isn't a good way to go since the stories still sound like a foreigner wrote them. It is far better to get locals on the payroll and have them write articles since then it is a local speaking up for certain policies.

Yes, in the end it amounts to propoganda but at least it was truthful (or a spin on the truth) where as most of the stuff the Islamists were spreading were outright lies. At my level I was more involved with building personal relationships with local key communicators, doing town assessments, and assisting area commanders to get out policy directives.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-12-2005, 22:11:53
I suppose from their perspective, "the Islamists" are also just doing a litttle spin.