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Read your comments Friday, 18 July, 2003, 09:59 GMT 10:59 UK
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Al-Jazeera: Exclusive was broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday, 1 June, 2003 at 2100 GMT

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For those who are complaining about the dead British soldiers being shown and the disrespect to their families, these soldiers died for what they were sent to do. How about the families in the UK of the Iraqi civilians that were also shown?

Unlike the soldiers, they didn't ask for the war and played no part in it. Yet I still believe it is an excellent program, even if I, as an Iraqi saw a member of my family on the programme. It is about time Britain saw what is being done in it's name.
Salam, United Kingdom

I think Al-Jazeera was, and still is, working for Saddam Hussein's regime.
Fattah, Netherlands

To all those who supported this war and are now crying wolf because of the Al-Jazeera coverage, I say the following:

Why do you hide your faces from which that you approved? Are you afraid to see the outcome of your own actions, or do you only approve of action as long as you buffer your senses from its outcome?
Haitham BouZeineddine, Canada

If Al-Jazeera or any other news agency puts reporters on the frontline of combat and a reporter gets killed by accident, that is the tragic price paid for news.

It is a dangerous job and it is sad when something like this happens. But that is risk and if it happens the possibility exists that is was mistake. Al-Jazeera was not the only news agency to lose a reporter in combat.
Shawn, United States

It's wrong to show any bodies! We're all mature enough to know what war is, and that people die, nothing good about it! But for either side to gloat over the slain, is wrong in every way, and that's what they were doing. The media has a responsibility to be informative, it doesn't need to be morbid.
Isaac, California/US

If the West had had such a TV station showing them everything, then I think more people would have protested against this disgusting war. We were fed a weak drip of the realities, no matter what we were told.
David Wilson, UK

If Al-Jazeera's reporting is biased, then at least there is something with which we here in the States can cross-reference with our own one-sided media. Surely we need to hear the other side of the story sometimes.
Mark Williams, United States

Al-Jazeera had every right to broadcast those pictures. Indeed, the media has a duty to show the public the true face of war (my only possible exception is a case where a family finds out about a death through the media and not the traditional channels).

Images of destruction and violence should not be used as propaganda to justify absolute pacifism, for war can sometimes be a necessary tool, regretable though that may be. We must not be allowed to lapse back into a sanitary view of war.
Graeme, Canada

People don't need to see pictures of dead soldiers, be they Iraqi or Coalition. People know that soldiers and people die in wars. Al-Jazeera has infringed on people's human rights. I am sure those soldiers and their families didn't want their bodies covered by international media
Angus , UK

Al-Jazeera is only controversial because it shows us our crimes.
John, USA

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