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Dubai’s press directives exposed? 30, December 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in The Emirates.
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Dubai Media Observer cheekily points out a very interesting potential faux pas by The Gulf News. Just below the headline there is the sentence:

Emphasize country’s structure as a federation with different emirates that cooperate and help each other for the common good.

This looks suspiciously as if it is some kind of directive from ‘on high'( i.e. the government) instructing the sub-editor of the Gulf News on what her article should be about or, at very least, what it should emphasize. It could, of course, be totally innocent. Perhaps it is a note written by the author to herself or something like this. However, this really isn’t how it looks.

The article, is, by the way, rubbish.