Archive: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006

That Holocaust Cartoon Contest

The results of the infamous Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest are starting to come in. The contest was launched earlier this month by the Iranian newspaper Hamshahri in response to Jyllands Posten of Copenhagen and other Western newspapers that ran controversial...

By Jefferson Morley | February 24, 2006; 1:37 PM ET | Comments (30)

Arabs Blame 'Bigotry' for Port Storm

In the Arab online media, the furor in the United States over the Bush administration's decision to allow a Persian Gulf firm to manage several U.S. ports is seen almost unanimously as confirmation of American "bigotry" against Muslims. Criticism is...

By Jefferson Morley | February 23, 2006; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (43)

Cartoons Not the Only Cause of Nigeria Violence

The news headline "cartoon violence" does not quite capture the realities of the latest round of religious violence in Nigeria, at least not according to Nigeria's online media. The Daily Champion says the attacks in the city of Onitsha that...

By Jefferson Morley | February 22, 2006; 2:44 PM ET | Comments (27)


The Observer of London calls President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda "the new Mugabe." Museveni is the longtime leader of East Africa's wealthiest country, running for reelection in a nationwide vote on Thursday. Throughout the African and British online media's coverage...

By Jefferson Morley | February 22, 2006; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (9)

China's Sanctioned Dissent

In China, there are two kinds of online dissent. While the Communist Party strives to control independent bloggers, the country's official online media outlets do allow criticism of the government -- up to a point. Sanctioned dissent is the flip...

By Jefferson Morley | February 21, 2006; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (8)


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