Archive: February 12, 2006 - February 18, 2006

Hamas Bravado Breeds Israeli Worries

The United States and Israel say they won't talk to Hamas, the radical Islamic party preparing to take control of the Palestinian government this weekend. But the Israeli media is. Yesterday, Ynet News, the Web site of Israel's biggest circulation...

By Jefferson Morley | February 17, 2006; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (29)

Cartoon Debate Cont'd: Iran's Ebadi 'Fed Up'

Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has joined Muslim writers who see a Western "double standard" in the publication of Danish cartoons caricaturing the prophet Muhammed. But she also underscores her frustration...

By Jefferson Morley | February 16, 2006; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (37)

'Double Standards' and Dissenters

As the worldwide protests against Danish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad show no signs of subsiding, a debate within the Muslim world is also visible. While many online Islamic commentators accuse the West of hypocrisy about freedom of expression, a...

By Jefferson Morley | February 16, 2006; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (61)

Britain's Abu Ghraib?

Will newly-released video footage of British troops beating four Iraqi teenagers turn out to be Britain's own Abu Ghraib nightmare? The story has prompted a round of soul searching in the United Kingdom's online media, even among pro-war commentators, and...

By Jefferson Morley | February 15, 2006; 8:34 AM ET | Comments (101)

Mexico Fumes After Booting of Cubans

The incident didn't make much news in the United States but in Mexico, "Sheraton-gate" (Spanish), also known as "el hotelazo" has been front-page news for 10 days. On Feb. 3 the Maria Isabela Sheraton hotel in downtown Mexico City, under...

By Jefferson Morley | February 14, 2006; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (51)

Taking Aim at Cheney

Here's a test of media instincts. When Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots a hunting companion, the U.S. media play it safe while more irreverent world news sites around the world have some fun with the story. "Never sneak up behind...

By Jefferson Morley | February 13, 2006; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (108)


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