Reporters whine about Hillary Clinton press aides escorting them to the toilet or the White House changing their pool reports. But can you imagine having to follow media rules implemented by Isis?
Journalists in Deir Ezzor must follow their rules. Or else.
As reported by Syria Deeply, an independent digital media project, there are 11 of them. Some rules warn of heavy consequences. If you know what they mean.
A few examples:
- Correspondents must swear allegiance to the Caliph [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi … they are subjects of the Islamic State and, as subjects, they are obliged to swear loyalty to their imam.
- Journalists are forbidden to work in any way with the TV channels placed on the blacklist of channels that fight against Islamic countries (such as Al-Arabiya, Al Jazeera and Orient). Violators will be held accountable.
- Journalists are not allowed to publish any reportage (print or broadcast) without referring to the ISIS media office first.
- Journalists are given a license to practice their work after submitting a license request at the ISIS media office.
- ISIS media offices will follow up on the work of local journalists within ISIS territory and in the state media. Any violation of the rules in place will lead to suspending the journalist from his work, and he will be held accountable.
See the remaining 6 terrifying rules here.