- Posted August 14, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your stories from the Middle East
journalistic standards and Laundry, doesn’t connect !
Rita Boulos Chahwan
How to use a public figure in money laundry ?
A journalist is the best Tool to achieve that target , mainly they have the network needed to cover laundry deals under the title of business deals . The exposure needed to send messages same as the Title to cross communities through Peaceful channels.
In General, political groups are involved in laundry . Since the Journalist have a common interest with the politician cause of the media system and it relation with the political system in MENA region they create an equation based on win – win situation likewise : take a Position, part of the money, give me the deal .
Due to that Protection offered by the Politician or The political system connected to a huge network of people, to that Journalist or Reporter , he or she can be very Cheeky to announce that they are a High profiled person into that business. Yes it is a business in the Mena Region.
How this journalist could be useful ?
1- Achieve Goals that the politician Set, and Can’t get to that Extend.
2- Expose his messages to both parties : Political parties that they are creating a threaten to cross the business bridge same as the business groups
Now, Stop asking yourself why this Reporter is everywhere. been paid to Represent the subconscious of X of the system with all his intelligent agencies helping to change realities .
How do they pass the Dirty money?
Such people have a profile of active people in communities. Generally they do not work alone, They can’t work alone. Other wise how they will pass money ?
they will create channels : Ngos , Companies , Syndicates or they would even prepare for coalitions so they would practice this undercover business . A Journalist would manage the whole system since he is a Power and access to all kind of info same as networks available in Journalism communities or on the field.
Such activities , like passing dirty money from Gas & Oil in Arab countries , Drugs, prostitutions , antiquity etc .. to the bank system can’t be happening without the help of well connected politicians even Economical figures and probably bankers so they introduce such figures to the bank system .
the Real question should be asked what kind of ethics those journalists would have ? How to deal with a colleague who’s covering news related to laundry.
Still Raising the question of media ethics in such cases? Probably we must think about the Ethical problem as a whole … not only in journalism .