Monday, August 23, 2004

AFP Kudos

If you really want to get the inside scoop on what's currently happening in Iraq, you really can't do much better than Agence France Presse (AFP). AFP has cultivated access in Iraq that few news agencies outside of the Arab world enjoy. This is one of those history lessons: treat a country's people fairly and with respect over the long haul, and special relationships can and do prosper. Through much of the last 20 years, AFP has consistently proven about as balenced as it gets in the middle east.

The problem usually becomes finding a good outlet to read AFP stories. Yahoo! carries a sparse AFP feed, but here's a full feed that should get you started if you're interested in reading what you're missing from the U.S. media. Bonne lecture!