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On air: Should she have been sacked?

Mark Sandell Mark Sandell | 10:34 UK time, Thursday, 8 July 2010

fadallah.jpg"Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah... One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot. #Lebanon"

That's the Tweet which led to the sacking of veteran Middle East editor Octavia Nasr from CNN.

She says it was "an error of judgement" and the U.S TV network says she was fired because her credibility had been "compromised" .

Ms Nasr says , in mitigation, that she was referring to the late Lebanese cleric's "pioneering" views on women's rights , and here's what she wrote on her blog explaining why she felt she had to go...

"Reaction to my tweet was immediate, overwhelming and provides a good lesson on why 140 characters should not be used to comment on controversial or sensitive issues, especially those dealing with the Middle East."

Here's an excellent piece from Global Voices explaining the blogosphere reaction, but do you think she was right to go, or right to express her views ?

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