Baghdad Broadcasting Company

Baghdad Broadcasting Company
: I’ve been pushing for a Baghdad blog newspaper and for wi-fi’ing the country to get a free press jumpstarted in a nation that has not known freedom.

Now NZ Bear adds an good wish: a 24-hour news channel from Baghdad:

I know, I know, television is soooo old media — but teevee is where we’re losing the meme war to the Islamists and Arab nationalists who want to paint America as Evil Oppressor.

Note the approach: I don’t favor shutting down Al Jazeera. I do favor countering its messages with the perspective of an Arab people recently liberated by American military power. It is my hope their perspective will be a positive one towards the U.S. — but that’s up to them.

Agreed. It is time for media people to pitch in where possible.