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World Affairs

From Long Island to Lebanon: Arabs blog in America

A protest against Israel's attacks on Lebanon in New York.  Photograph by Kim Badawi.

Through the 2006 summer war in Lebanon, blogging provided an outlet for Arabs in America to vent their frustrations, anxieties and criticisms of events. It also gave many a sense of reconnecting with other Arabs around the Diaspora, says Vivian Salama.

BOOK REVIEW | A Violent World: TV News Images of Middle Eastern Terror and War

For its willingness to take on and expose dominant elite ideologies, this book deserves real credit, argues Courtney Radsch.

Uneasy bedfellows: Bloggers and mainstream media report the Lebanon conflict

Smoke billows from a destroyed clothing factory in Lebanon.

During the 2006 Lebanon War, bloggers were able to influence the agenda for traditional media coverage more than ever before. But they will not overtake mainstream media anytime soon, argues Will Ward.

'The Perfect War': US Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting During Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990/1991Icon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

US Public Diplomacy Czar Karen Hughes (AP).

In this article, Nicholas Cull reviews the performance of the United States Information Agency (USIA) during the Gulf Crisis and War of 1990-91. He concludes by contrasting the effective US use of public diplomacy during this period with the problems encountered following 9/11.

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