Wednesday, December 14, 2005

IRIB Transcript of Ahmadinejad's Address

Here is IRIB's version of Ahmadinejad's address given in Zehedan, Sistan-Baluchistan province of Iran today. Nadir, a writer from the U.K., contributes an interesting and perceptive comment (obviously, based on an actual reading of the full address) at News Forum on the BBC Online.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Reuters and The New York Times

When it comes to accuracy of reporting, even when it concerns simple items of news such as accurate quoting of world politicians, The New York Times proves itself to be miles behind Reuters (in written form).

What is surprising is that The New York Times can give itself the luxury of deleting words out of Reuters reports and replacing them with "..." when this fits the Times' editorial inclinations!

It is good to see that International Herald Tribune editors do not allow themselves such luxuries when they use Reuters' stories.

How long will Reuters' independence last?

I guess as long as its board is organized the way it is.