Lebanon’s ambassador to Canada and a Canadian native leader were criticized for saying Jews control the media. The Lebanese ambassador, Raymond Baaklini, told an Arabic-language weekly that the news media “is controlled by certain parties” that “seek to exaggerate every news item pertaining to Israel.” Baaklini made similar comments in December, prompting a reprimand from Canada’s foreign minister, Bill Graham. Also in a recent press interview, David Ahenakew, former leader of the Assembly of First Nations in Canada, a group representing Canadian native peoples, said that “one race of people” controls the world media. Ahenakew was charged in June with inciting hatred after making grossly anti- Semitic remarks at a Saskatchewan conference in December 2002.
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