05/16/2021 22:17 The number of readings 1708 Section: Popular topics
Warnings of the ability of corrupt money to buy the receivables of the media to defend those involved
Baghdad / Al-Masala: Media machines are competing to market targeted programs that question government efforts to combat corruption, and promote journalists defending those accused of corruption, under the pretext that the targeting is primarily political, in an attempt to dissuade the fight against corruption in Iraqi state institutions from its role.
And analyzes suggest that the media coverage of the corrupt is an attempt to discourage an anticipated campaign by the Anti-Corruption Commission to arrest MPs, officials and influential officials involved in stealing public money.
One of these warnings was launched on Sunday, May 16, 2021, according to which a group of writers and journalists intend to launch a media campaign questioning the intentions and goals of the Anti-Corruption Committee.
The Iraqi Center for Fighting Rumors warned of the emergence of a new wave of Those who claim to be writers and journalists openly defend the corrupt.
The center said in a statement that, in conjunction with the series of investigations into corruption files conducted by the Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee, a wave of those claiming to be writers and journalists appears with articles containing inciting speech against leaders and employees in The Supreme Committee for Combating Corruption aims to demoralize employees and their collaborators and betray them.
On March 27, 2021, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, considered the accusations directed to the Anti-Corruption Committee as an attempt to discredit it, indicating that the Anti-Corruption Committee is subject to accusations. The abuse of officials arrested on charges of corruption, and there is a distortion of the reputation of that committee.
Such media activities that favor corrupt individuals are a serious indication of the ability of those involved to buy media professionals, to defend them.
The center said that this segment, which claims to be opinion leaders and represents society, must warn the corrupt and work to expose their corruption better than the language of threat and incitement against the supervisory authorities whose duty is to open the files of those who have stolen and looted and to remember that all investigative measures are under supervision The judiciary has the final say in the files of corruption.
It hosts satellite channels and media outlets, analysts, MPs and politicians talking about the need to fight corruption, while these satellite channels and the media itself are accused of being funded by public money stolen from the state.
The center called The media should not host such personalities that use attractive headlines and misleading content that are not based on facts.