Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ordinary people doing extraordinary journalism -- from Iraq

While too many mainstream news organizations are cutting back on foreign correspondents and war reporters in Iraq understandably are limited in their access, a “citizen news” operation continues to cover Iraq on the ground and win a few journalism awards as it does: Alive in Baghdad.

Here’s a good, short segment on how hard it is for regular Iraqis to get gasoline in a country with substantial oil -

This week, they had a decent feature on goldsmiths still operating. For it and its video archive, click here --