Now here's where it gets really bizarre. After giving a run down of World Press Freedom Day (In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. It celebrates fundamental press freedom around the world, and is an opportunity for countries to examine this freedom within their borders...) it moves on to discuss the UN's World Press Freedom Prize. This is what it says re that august award:
Established in 1997, the World Press Freedom Prize - $25,000 - goes to one outstanding journalist every year on the World Press Freedom Day.2003, eh? That must mean that that was the last year the prize was awarded, otherwise why would Amira, an anti-Zionist Israeli who situates herself in the nosebleed section of the far left end of the political stadium, still be there in what, by my reckoning, is the year two thousand and flipping ten?
The 2003 prize will be awarded to Amira Hass, the first and only Israeli journalist who has been living in and reporting on the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Her criticism of both Israeli and Palestinian authority has resulted in great pressure from both sides, but she continues to file compassionate stories about the hardships of people living in the region.
Well, no, that's not what it means. In fact, there have been six more recipients since Amira was tapped all those many years ago.
No doubt it's a simple oversight, and has nothing to do with any animus anyone in CH may be harbouring toward Israel. Nonetheless, I think it's time to drop the ministers involved a line, to let them know about this glaring anachronism.