In the "War Against Terrorism," the United States (both media and officials) find themselves juggling messages for American and foreign audiences, as well as information which both supports and challenges official and patriotic points of view. You've heard about this from guest speakers Peter Bergen and Marcelle Wahba, and, to a lesser extent, from Martin Kramer.
Read & Research:
Visit the following web site, which contains links to newspapers around the world.
Look for English-language newspapers, so you can read them. Or, you are welcome to read a site in any language you can understand.
The following suggestions (all found on the
above web site) are English-language publications. They are in no
special order. You are not limited to these. You may browse the
site and find others of interest.
The Middle East:
- The Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
- Turkish Daily News (Turkey)
- Palestine Times (monthly) (Palestinian Authority)
- Arab News (Saudi Arabia)
- Syria Times (Syria)
- Gulf Times (Qatar)
- Daily Star (Lebanon)
- An Nahar (Lebanon) - forum, chat rooms in English
- The Star (Jordan)
- Jordan Times (Jordan)
- Iran Daily News (Iran)
- Iran News (Iran)
- Iran Weekly Press Digest (Iran)
- Islamic republic News Agency (Iran)
- Teheran Times (Iran)
- Haaretz (Israel)
- Jerusalem Post (Israel)
- Jerusalem Report (Israel)
- Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)
- Yemen Times (Yemen)
European news organizations
(Browse this list on your own.)
Note: The goal of this assignment is to encourage you to read some different cultural perspectives about the war on terrorism. Please do not choose a web site of a British publication, since its perspective will be too similar to that of the U.S. If you choose a European site, find one with a perspective different from the U.S.
About 5 pages.