Archive: December 18, 2005 - December 24, 2005

Cartoons: From Riots to Christmas

After rioting between white Australians and Muslim immigrants resulted in scores of arrests this month in Sydney, Bill Leake of The Australian had his own take on the subsequent debate about multiculturalism and racism that raged in the country's media:...

By Jefferson Morley | December 23, 2005; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (11)

Bachelet's Way

It is a season of firsts in South American politics. Michelle Bachelet is greeted by supporters earlier this month in Santiago. (AFP/Getty Images) The victory of Evo Morales, the first elected indigenous president of Bolivia, followed the first place finish...

By Jefferson Morley | December 22, 2005; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (11)

Lebanon's Media Landscape

Lebanon has perhaps the most diverse and interesting English-language media of any Middle Eastern country. That's good for U.S. observers, since this small country occupies a piece of geopolitically sensitive territory. The country borders on Israel and Syria. Its businessmen...

By Jefferson Morley | December 21, 2005; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Evo's Arrival

Evo Morales, newly elected president of Bolivia, is getting a warm, but wary welcome from Latin America's online media. A long-time champion of Bolivia's coca formers, Morales is first indigenous person elected as chief of state in the Western Hemisphere....

By Jefferson Morley | December 20, 2005; 1:25 PM ET | Comments (52)

First France, Now Australia

On Dec. 12, mobs of young white Australians battled Lebanese and South Asia immigrants on a popular beach in Sydney, Australia, resulting in scores of injuries and the arrest of 164 people. Like last month's rioting in France, the violence...

By Jefferson Morley | December 19, 2005; 6:05 PM ET | Comments (12)

Two Iraqis Doubt Vote's Impact

For two Iraqi journalists, Fatih Abdulsalam and Laith Saud, last week's elections may turn out to be less momentous than the American occupiers proclaim."Iraqis are wary that the 275 members of the forthcoming national parliament will once again fail to...

By Jefferson Morley | December 19, 2005; 8:46 AM ET | Comments (47)

Cartoon Roundup

The world news was dominated by Iraq's election, the war on terror and the global climate conference in Montreal. Hasan Bleibel/Al-Mustakbal (Lebanon) In the Middle East, the spectacle of Iraqis voting freely made the biggest impression on cartoonists. Polls show...

By Jefferson Morley | December 18, 2005; 1:01 PM ET | Comments (3)

 

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