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The Arab Spring

March 5, 2011

0 Rashid Khalidi March 3, 2011   |    This article appeared in the March 21, 2011 edition of The Nation. Suddenly, to be an Arab has become a good thing. People all over the Arab world feel a sense of pride in shaking off decades of cowed passivity under dictatorships that ruled with no deference […]

The BBC’s Nadir

February 6, 2009


‘The BBC cannot be neutral in the struggle between truth and untruth, justice and injustice, freedom and slavery, compassion and cruelty, tolerance and intolerance.’ Thus read a 1972 internal document called Principles and Practice in News and Current Affairs laying out the guidelines for the BBC’s coverage of conflicts. It appears to affirm that in […]