Entries in Arab Spring
1 February 2011 - Does Britain support Mubarak or not?
25 January 2011 - Is corruption or 'anger at corruption' the problem in Egypt?
29 February 2012 - BBC World Service: 'So Dangerous Because it's Impartial'
5 May 2011 - William Hague's plans for the Middle East
9 March 2011 - Blaming previous government for all wrongdoing
3 February 2011 - Prejudice against the Muslim Brotherhood
1 February 2011 - An anti-Mubarak protester interviewed
In both the UK and the US, it is overwhelmingly the case that the mainstream media present the actions of their respective governments as benign and devoid of self interest. Consequently, any actions which may on the surface appear aggressive are interpreted as defensive or undertaken in good faith, in the...
David Cameron recently 'packed a plane full of business people' (in his own words) on a trip to Indonesia. Reporting on his 'trade tour of East and South East Asia', the news celebrated the securing of a '£326m Airbus Deal'. In a BBC report, it was pointed out that 'representatives from...
Sparked first by Tunisia’s December uprisings, there has been a multiplicity of bold revolts springing up from inside the Arab regions. Spanning, in varying degrees, from Morocco through to Iran, these unexpected swathes of civil revolt have warranted this moment in living history its own title amongst newscasters; its own unique...
In the new introduction to his autobiography, Tony Blair urges that Europe and the United States need a plan to “support” the Arab Spring, with further military action as required. Blair has been receiving a warm reception on his current promotional interview trail. While the public have made book-signings too difficult, the...
At the recent 25th anniversary of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) (May 11th, 2011) in the US, Noam Chomsky summarised one aspect of the US diplomatic attitude with the following quote: When there's a favoured dictator and he's getting into trouble, support him as long as possible, full support as long...
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