From the BBC: Hamas security forces in Gaza have detained members of the Palestinian militant group which claims to have abducted BBC reporter Alan Johnston. Among the arrested was Khattab al-Maqdisi, a spokesman of the Army of Islam group, Hamas said. “The arrests were carried out after all negotiation attempts… failed to free the abducted [...]
The key recommendations? Be bold and cut through the fog of spin.
* Yes, it's intended to be a sarcastic headline. From globeandmail.com: The scene of Afghanistan's latest civilian bombing was still smoking, the injured still moaning in the dust, when villagers witnessed the Taliban's unnerving ability to exploit the carnage for propaganda. Armed insurgents arrived almost immediately at the blasted patch of desert near Hyderabad in Helmand [...]
Press TV will offer a 24/7 English-language satellite news service to compete with the worldview served up through the likes of CNN and the BBC. Heres something from the Fars News Agency, and here's a June 26 Reuters story posted at washingtonpost.com. And here's a fresh BBC story. Behold this a snapshot of the lead story [...]
Read WaPo reporter Joshua Partlow's amusing little yarn about getting stuck at a forward operating base in Iraq for almost two days waiting for a flight out.
From the NYT: ONE of the most blogged-about sets at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California took place on a stage dominated by towering Marshall amplifier stacks and a huge illuminated cross. When the dark-clad musicians let loose with a familiar hammering riff, the fans erupted in roars, punching their [...]
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From the NYT: With Americans seemingly developing a taste for news with a Fleet Street twist, British papers are stepping up their efforts to court American readers and advertisers, expanding their coverage of American politics and culture. And the biggest British media organization, the BBC, with a long-established international presence, is making a renewed push [...]
Wikipedia is becoming such a rapid repository of knowledge that it's almost as much a news source now as an online encyclopedia. However, its collaboratory nature isn't well-suited to real-time news, and its accuracy rests on a core of volunteers. From the NYT Magazine story: So indistinct has the line between past and present become [...]