Now isn’t this a pretty sight?
: Here’s the first issue of the Baghdad Bulletin, a not-quite-weekly English-language newspaper in Iraq put out by a small group of entrepreneurs and locals.
Already, I’m seeing reporting there I’ve been wanting to see from western sources. For example, I’ve been waiting for someone to explain why restoring power has been a problem when in this war (vs. 1991), the power stations were not bombed. Here’s a comprehensive report that explains just what’s happening.
The circulation in Baghdad:
Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority – 600
NGOs, including USAID – 300
Embassies – 100
Hotels – 1000
Iraqi English speaking neighbourhoods – 2000
Businesses direct – 300
Private universities/ hospitals – 100
Supermarkets/ shops – 500
Sold through newsagents – 1000
It’s a start.
I’ll suggest writing a story about how to start a weblog.