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Monday, February 27, 2006

Salam Adil on Al-Jazeera

The media are finally waking up to the fact that bloggers are part of the mainstream media scene. Al Jazeera interviews me and reviews the Iraqi Bloggers response to the Samarra crisis:
A new force in Iraq news coverage is coming of age – the Iraqi blogosphere.

Inside and outside Iraq, bloggers report on events from their own perspective and give a voice to the community that they say often goes unheard in Western media.

Salam Adil, 38, an Iraqi blogger who lives in the United Kingdom, says: "I compared reporting from the BBC and the British newspapers to the [Iraqi] blogs and there is a world of difference.

"It is as if the Western media are on a different planet," he told

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