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Recommended links for news on the Gaza flotilla

Graham F. Scott

Today will see lots of breaking news and commentary related to the Israeli military’s raid on humanitarian aid ships bound for Gaza. We’ll update this list of notable links as we see them. Email your suggestions to editor at this dot org or leave them in the comments section below. We’ll update periodically throughout the […] More »
September-October 2009

Hunting waves—and peace—with the Gaza Surf Club

Grant ShillingWebsite

Could surfing really help bring Israelis and Palestinians together? Grant Shilling meets the beach bums, peace activists, and ex-soldiers who believe it’s possible Surf’s up in Ashkelon. So I hop on the train in Tel Aviv bound for the southern Israeli city with my surfboard bag in tow. The bag, stencilled with Boards Not Bombs, […] More »
September-October 2009

How mainstream media botched Iranian election coverage—again

Hicham Safieddine

Two elections. Two women. Two killings. One legacy? Not really. One victim became a world icon, while the other barely registered on the books of the international media. Such are the divergent post-mortem fates of Neda Agha Soltan and Zeina al-Miri. The former was shot in the streets of Tehran during post-election disturbances in June. […] More »
July-August 2009

Why the CRTC must bring Al Jazeera to Canada

Adel Iskandar

In late 1996, in a tiny peninsular emirate on the Persian Gulf with a total surface area barely larger than Toronto and Montreal combined, an experiment began. At the invitation of Qatar’s head of state, a small group of former BBC Arabic journalists relocated to the capital, Doha. They had been left jobless when their […] More »