Seize the award

Here’s a reminder of the high level of censorship there was in media during the run up to the start of the occupation of Iraq. Back in February 2003, the pacifist folk band Seize the Day were disqualified from the BBC’s annual world music awards [free registration required] merely because they were first in the running and the BBC were afraid they would use their acceptance speech to promote an anti-war message.

And the ever so impartial BBC couldn’t have that, now, could they?

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