Did ISIS rip off FOX News Channel’s rules for journalists?

ISIS and FOX both have strict, rigid and one sided guidelines. A recent report on ISIS journalist rules sounds like a page from the News Corp's playbook.

From hogwash:
FOX News Channel has issued new rules for journalists working in areas under their control, according to the site Alliance Defending Freedom. The 11 rules were established directly by FOX for any journalists “who wish to continue working on the network.” All of the rules are said to be non-negotiable.

The rules issued by FOX are allegedly:
1. Correspondents must swear allegiance to Rupert Murdoch [founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation]… they are subjects of the media conglomerate and, as subjects, they are obliged to swear loyalty to Murdoch.
2. Their work will be under the exclusive supervision of the [FOX News Channel] media offices. No positive, approving or confirmatory press may be given to abortion, marijuana, jam bands or social programs for under privileged.
3. Journalists can work directly with international news agencies (such as Reuters, AFP and AP), but they are to avoid all international and local satellite TV channels. They are forbidden to provide any exclusive material or have any contact (sound or image) with them in any capacity.
4. Journalists are forbidden to work in any way with the TV channels placed on the blacklist of channels that fight against Islamic countries (such as Al-Arabiya, Al Jazeera and Orient). Violators will be held accountable.
5. Journalists are allowed to cover events in the governorate with either written or still images without having to refer back to the [FOX News Channel] media office. All published pieces and photos must carry the journalist’s and photographer’s names.
6. Journalists are not allowed to publish any reportage (print or broadcast) without referring to the [FOX News Channel] media office first.
7. Journalists may have their own social media accounts and blogs to disseminate news and pictures. However, the FOX News Channel media office must have the addresses, name handles and passwords of these accounts and pages.
8. Journalists must abide by the regulations when taking photos and avoid filming events where Rupert Murdoch is present.
9. FOX News Channel media offices will follow up on the work of local journalists and any violation of the rules in place will lead to suspending the journalist from his work, and he will be held accountable.
10. The rules are not final and are subject to change at any time depending on the circumstances and the degree of cooperation between journalists and their commitment to their brothers in the FOX News Channel media offices.
11. Journalists are given a license to practice their work after submitting a license request at the [FOX News Channel] media office.

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