Archive: November 27, 2005 - December 03, 2005

Venezuela: Sale and Snub

The U.S. government's inability to influence events in Venezuela made headlines in Spain and Venezuela this week. All year long, U.S. official have been criticizing Spain's plan to sell eight patrol boats and 12 military aircraft to the leftist government...

By Jefferson Morley | December 3, 2005; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (39)

Presidential Siblings: A Bipartisan Tradition

A reader complains that my item on Neil Bush and fugitive Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky failed to mention Bill Clinton's hapless brother, suggesting that I was showing the usual bias of the liberal media etc. Not really. I'm well aware...

By Jefferson Morley | December 2, 2005; 5:04 PM ET | Comments (7)

Al-Jazeera Demands Bush-Blair Transcript

The story of President Bush's alleged comment about bombing the headquarters of Arab TV network al-Jazeera continues to reverberate in the British online media. Al-Jazeera's managing director delivered a letter to No. 10 Downing Street demanding that the British government...

By Jefferson Morley | December 1, 2005; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (26)

Denial Is a River in Africa

No part of the journalism world is paying more attention to World AIDS Day than Africa's online media. And none is more disturbed. For many commentators on the continent hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, about the only good news...

By Jefferson Morley | December 1, 2005; 2:48 PM ET | Comments (4)

Iraq: Withdrawal Talk Leaves Some Uneasy

The U.S. political debate about the future of the American military presence in Iraq is prompting mixed feelings in the Middle East media. When Iraqi Vice-President Adel Abdul-Mahdi met and shook hands with Iran's hard line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday,...

By Jefferson Morley | November 30, 2005; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (33)

Zimbabwe's Independent Media Tell It Like It Is

As the government of Zimbabwe grows more authoritarian,the country's independent media organizations are not backing down. The southern African nation held senatorial elections yesterday marked by low turnout and a strong showing by the ruling party of President Robert Mugabe....

By Jefferson Morley | November 29, 2005; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (7)

Bush's Brother and the Fugitive Russian Tycoon

It sounds like the pitch for a Hollywood comedy. The younger brother of the president of the United States, seeking to establish himself independently of his more successful sibling, visits a small country in the company of a ne'er do...

By Jefferson Morley | November 28, 2005; 3:46 PM ET | Comments (15)

 

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