a sampling of sources
www.smh.com.au Sydney Morning Herald
(there aren't any independent news services based in Burma, dissident views have to be hosted outside the country)
www.globeandmail.ca The Globe and Mail
www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/ Montreal Gazette
www.nationalpost.com/home/ The National Post
www.thestar.com Toronto Star
www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/ Vancouver Sun
www.cphpost.dk Copenhagen Post
www.bbc.co.uk The BBC - government propaganda with a British accent, but allows a much broader, more informed series of views than TV networks in the US
www.mirror.co.uk The Daily Mirror
www.economist.com The Economist (weekly magazine for capitalist leaders, well informed, conservative)
http://news.ft.com/home/us Financial Times
www.observer.co.uk The Observer
www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/default.asp Frankfurter Allgemeine
www.dw-world.de Deutsche Welle
www.atimes.com Asia Times
www.scmp.com South China Morning Post
www.unison.ie/irish_independent/ The Irish Independent
www.irishnews.com The Irish News
www.ireland.com The Irish Times
www.hinduonnet.com The Hindu
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com The Times of India
How the World got Bushwhacked
New Zealand - Aotearoa
www.scoop.co.nz New Zealand based news service with better reporting on US scandals than most US based media
www.ticotimes.net/cent_amer.htm - Nicatimes.net
http://english.pravda.ru - Pravda (which means "truth" in Russian)
www.tmtmetropolis.ru - Metropolis
www.sptimesrussia.com St. Petersburg Times
http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg The Straits Times
www.mg.co.za/l1.jsp The Mail and Guardian
United Arab Emirates
guides to world newspapers
Honesty: The Worst Policy - When Telling The Truth Will Get You Fired
From The Networks
Bush has now named as the future military governor of Iraq a retired general named Jay Garner. The Observer on Sunday's Oliver Morgan revealed that the military-industrial company Garner has worked for until now, missiles systems contractor SY Coleman, has been making a lot of money from the technology used in the war on Iraq -- and has both financial ties to the Israeli military and political ties to the Israeli right as well. Sponsored by the Cheney-Rumsfeld-Perle cabal of hawks with whom he is closely linked, Garner is just one more hugely important reason why the American anti-war movement must insist that post-war Iraq be administered by the United Nations. And the fact that it was a British paper which uncovered the political significance of his background ought to shame the American news honchos who failed to assign someone to do so.
Americans ill-served by own media, by Antonia Zerbisias, March 6, 2003
US public turns to Europe for news
People turning to Internet for war news
By SHOWWEI CHU, From Friday's Globe and Mail
Fascism, Freedom and the Internet
'U.S. view of war is like U.S. coffee: filtered'
Two different wars unfold on Western and Arab networks
Marina Jiménez National Post Tuesday, April 01, 2003
AMMAN - There are two wars in progress on Iraq. The one on Fox News bears no resemblance to the one on al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based network and the Arab world's equivalent of CNN. ...
Al Jazeerah arabic news service (in English)
Al Jazeera's web site - DDoSed or unplugged?
Hackers Beat Up on Al-Jazeera
Is this suppression of free speech or are we at war with Qatar now?Al Jazeera, by all reports, was making outlets like CNN look pathetic with
their cutting edge war coverage. Their site was beginning to draw millions of new web visits from Europe and America. Their strength was their willingness to look at the stark realities of the Attack on Iraq- esp scenes of battle, prisoners and casualties. This direct look was deeply disturbing to the Bush Administration. These stories and images have rocked the world and will continue to echo into far into the future. SH
AL-JAZEERA WEB SITE FACES CONTINUED HACKER ATTACKS
Reuters / Forbes March 27, 2003 http://www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2003/03/27/rtr922027.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hacker attacks continued to plague the Web site of Arab satellite TV network al-Jazeera on Thursday, as cyber-vandals replaced the news site with a stars-and-stripes logo saying "Let Freedom Ring".
Both the Arabic site, at (http://www.aljazeera.net), and the English-language version at (http://english.aljazeera.net) could not be accessed Thursday. Users who tried to log onto the site found a message that read, "Hacked by Patriot, Freedom Cyber Force Militia" beneath a logo containing the U.S. flag.
"This broadcast was brought to you by: Freedom Cyber Force Militia," the site said. "God bless our troops!!!"
Al-Jazeera information technology manager Salah Al Seddiqui said someone had hijacked the domain name and redirected it to another server computer.
"Our Web site is working but nobody can see it," Al Seddiqui said.
The al-Jazeera Web site has faced near-constant cyber attacks since an English-language version devoted exclusively to the war in Iraq was launched Monday.
Hackers have blitzed the site with meaningless data in an effort to squeeze out legitimate traffic and render the site inaccessible, a technique known as a "denial of service" attack.
That attack eased at around 3 a.m. London time on Thursday, Al Seddiqui said, but the domain name was hijacked shortly after.
The Qatar-based network had tried to switch the address back but was denied access by domain-name seller Network Solutions Inc. ,he said.
"We can't say it's their fault or our fault," he said.
A Network Solutions spokesman was not immediately available for comment. The company also HAS had to search for a new home for the site after
U.S.-based DataPipe said it could no longer host the site from the end of the month. Al Seddiqui said the company had moved its servers to a data center in France.
http://mediafilter.org/caq/internic - a good article on Network Solutions, Inc. and their government / intelligence connections
The OpenNIC is a user owned and controlled Network Information Center offering a democratic, non-national, alternative to the traditional Top-Level Domain registries.
Published on Friday, March 28, 2003 by the Guardian/UK http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0328-07.htm
Al-Jazeera Tells the Truth About War
My station is a threat to American media control - and they know it
by Faisal Bodi
Last month, when it became clear that the US-led drive to war was irreversible, I - like many other British journalists - relocated to Qatar for a ringside seat. But I am an Islamist journalist, so while the others bedded down at the £1m media center at US central command in As-Sayliyah, I found a more humble berth in the capital Doha, working for the internet arm of al-Jazeera.
And yet, only a week into the war, I find myself working for the most sought-after news resource in the world. On March 23, the night the channel screened the first footage of captured US PoW's, al-Jazeera was the most searched item on the internet portal, Lycos, registering three times as many hits as the next item.
I do not mean to brag - people are turning to us simply because the western media coverage has been so poor. For although Doha is just a 15-minute drive from central command, the view of events from here could not be more different. Of all the major global networks, al-Jazeera has been alone in proceeding from the premise that this war should be viewed as an illegal enterprise. It has broadcast the horror of the bombing campaign, the blown-out brains, the blood-spattered pavements, the screaming infants and the corpses. Its team of on-the-ground, unembedded correspondents has provided a corrective to the official line that the campaign is, barring occasional resistance, going to plan.
Last Tuesday, while western channels were celebrating a Basra "uprising" which none of them could have witnessed since they don't have reporters in the city, our correspondent in the Sheraton there returned a rather flat verdict of "uneventful" - a view confirmed shortly afterwards by a spokesman for the opposition Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. By reporting propaganda as fact, the mainstream media had simply mirrored the Blair/Bush fantasy that the people who have been starved by UN sanctions and deformed by depleted uranium since 1991 will greet them as saviors.
Only hours before the Basra non-event, one of Iraq's most esteemed Shia authorities, Ayatollah Sistani, had dented coalition hopes of a southern uprising by reiterating a fatwa calling on all Muslims to resist the US-led forces. This real, and highly significant, event went unreported in the west.
Earlier in the week Arab viewers had seen the gruesome aftermath of the coalition bombing of "Ansar al-Islam" positions in the north-east of the country. All but two of the 35 killed were civilians in an area controlled by a neutral Islamist group, a fact passed over with undue haste in western reports. And before that, on the second day of the war, most of the western media reported verbatim central command statements that Umm Qasr was under "coalition" control - it was not until Wednesday that al-Jazeera could confirm all resistance there had been pacified.
Throughout the past week, armed peoples in the west and south have been attacking the exposed rearguard of coalition positions, while all the time - despite debilitating sandstorms - western TV audiences have seen little except their steady advance towards Baghdad. This is not truthful reporting.
There is also a marked difference when reporting the anger the invasion has unleashed on the Muslim street. The view from here is that any vestige of goodwill towards the US has evaporated with this latest aggression, and that Britain has now joined the US and Israel as a target of this rage.
The British media has condemned al-Jazeera's decision to screen a 30-second video clip of two dead British soldiers. This is simple hypocrisy. From the outset of the war, the British media has not balked at showing images of Iraqi soldiers either dead or captured and humiliated.
Amid the battle for hearts and minds in the most information-controlled war in history, one measure of the importance of those American PoW pictures and the images of the dead British soldiers is surely the sustained "shock and awe" hacking campaign directed at aljazeera.net since the start of the war. As I write, the al-Jazeera website has been down for three days and few here doubt that the provenance of the attack is the Pentagon. Meanwhile, our hosting company, the US-based DataPipe, has terminated our contract after lobbying by other clients whose websites have been brought down by the hacking.
It's too early for me to say when, or indeed if, I will return to my homeland. So far this war has progressed according to a near worst-case scenario. Iraqis have not turned against their tormentor. The southern Shia regard the invasion force as the greater Satan. Opposition in surrounding countries is shaking their regimes. I fear there remains much work to be done.
·> Faisal Bodi is a senior editor for aljazeera.net
Another site called "al Jazeerah" but not the famous TV network