12 Dec 2005 , Hindustan Times
HIDDEN MANOEUVRES - Secret US info war may backfire

The US Agency for International Development also masks its role at times. AID finances about 30 radio stations in Afghanistan, but keeps that from listeners. The agency has distributed tens of thousands of iPod-like audio devices in Iraq and Afghanistan that play prepackaged civic messages, but it does so through a contractor that promises "there is no US footprint." .......

Turner lands in Delhi, dials India Inc

GOING beyond business makes good business sense for Ted Turner. The first time CNN’s billionaire .....

he was in Bangladesh yesterday and will visit Pakistan this week—for a different reason: Raising funds for United Nations Foundation, an independent entity which he founded with a donation of $ 1 billion seven years ago to support programmes from polio, malaria and AIDS eradication to protection of heritage sites. .........

The UN Foundation supports several projects by various UN agencies in India. Tomorrow, Turner will deliver a lecture on Democracy and its Critics at India Habitat Centre.

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