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NY Times’ East African Bureau Chief Gratuitously Knocks Israel

NY Times’ East African Bureau Chief Gratuitously Knocks Israel

I don’t know much about Congo’s bloody civil war, M23 rebels, or Rwanda’s involvement in the mess. But I do know this: Israel has nothing to do with it. Yet one African correspondent made an ugly analogy with the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Tell that to Jeffrey Gettleman, the Nairobi-based NY Times’ East Africa bureau chief. In

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Does Big Media’s Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Gaza Give Free Pass to Congolese Massacres?

Does Big Media’s lousy signal-to-noise ratio in Gaza give a free pass to atrocities elsewhere in the world? Congolese activist Vava Tampa wonders why daily massacres in his home country don’t get the same level of media interest as the Gaza crisis. Tampa writes at CNN: The question here is not whether the human suffering

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