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Pressure Mounts on CNN to Disclose Business Relationship with UAE

A new report from Responsible Statecraft’s Eli Clifton and a pressure campaign from a collection of activist groups has put CNN’s sycophantic coverage of the UAE in the spotlight as the media outlet prepares to be “the official broadcaster for Expo 2020 Dubai” set to kick off hours from now.

Clifton, following reporting from The Column documenting CNN’s PR fluff for the UAE, reached out to CNN to request comment on any potential partnership with the Gulf monarchy. “CNN did not respond to the questions,” Clifton reports.

Despite the outlet’s silence, as Clifton lays out, “production and distribution of sponsored content for clients in Dubai falls under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, a statute requiring registration for entities within the United States serving ‘as a foreign principal’s public relations counsel, publicity agent, information-service employee, or political consultant.’”

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