What happened after the Newseum released the names of its honorees raises questions on who should be the arbiter in disputes over who is a bona fide journalist -- governments, political pressure groups
, human rights organizations, journalists' associations.
The Government is concerned that a relaxation of the ban could lead to the airwaves being dominated by the political pressure groups
with the deepest pockets.
Nevertheless, it presents a very interesting historical review of how, from the eighties onwards, political pressure groups
have organised themselves to be able to put their mark on EU legislation as the European Communities gained ever larger importance in the continent's economy.
It happened in 2010 in Bahrain, when political pressure groups
forced the closure of the many bars and clubs in the one- and two-star hotels there.
What the media "experts" overlook is that the evangelicals who have expressed this view tend to be not terribly prominent, nor do they have multi-million dollar nonprofit enterprises and political pressure groups