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Friday, January 28, 2005
Iraqi Election Coverage
This seems like a good source for information on the elections.
From Spirit of America's latest email:
GROUND-LEVEL NEWS COVERAGE OF IRAQ'S ELECTION
Spirit of America has been supporting Friends of Democracy in Iraq to provide a ground-level view of the election from the people and bloggers of Iraq. It seems that major media often focuses on the violence and terrorism. Given the historic nature of this election we think people deserve better. The goal is to offer a full picture of the elections from the perspective of Iraqis. There are lots of good
reports already on the Friends of Democracy site at Friends of Democracy. It is not "candy coated" - it includes good news and bad. Take a look now and make sure to check it on Sunday.
Friends of Democracy is using Spirit of America's Arabic blogging tool (aka Arabic Internet publishing tool) to publish election information for people in Iraq. background on the Iraq election news project is
ELECTION CONFERENCE AND BROADCAST - THIS SUNDAY IN WASHINGTON
We are hosting a small conference in Washington, DC on Sunday (Jan. 30)
from 1.30pm to 4pm that will provide a consolidated picture of Iraq's
elections featuring prominent Iraqis, special guests (e.g.,Cliff May
from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Christopher
Hitchens), live call ins from the Friends of Democracy correspondents
and bloggers, photos, video and stories. It will provide a picture of
Iraq's elections people will not get anywhere else.
The event will be webcast (check the http://www.friendsofdemocracy.info
site on Sunday) and we hope it will be picked up by C-SPAN. This is
described in more detail here:
UPDATE: Mudville Gazette has a round-up of American and Military bloggers in Iraq.