Gaza media coverage – BBC bits and bobs

January 14, 2009

Just a couple of other things I picked up today from the BBC.

1. Here’s Robin Lustig’s blog again, writing from a point of view on Gaza.

“You want to know what it’s like in Gaza at the moment? It’s Hell on earth. But that’s nothing new – it’s always Hell on earth here. Since the day I was born, I have lived in a stinking, rotten prison, with no freedom and no dignity.”

That’s not really the BBC way so he takes another point of view to balance things out:

“You want to know why Israel is attacking Hamas in Gaza? Do you really need to ask? Do you know how many rockets they have fired at us since we left Gaza? How many times they have tried to send suicide bombers into Israel to kill us in our shopping malls and our bus stations? Have you any idea what it feels like when your neighbours are terrorists?

A demonstration of some hard-hitting blog writing while maintaining the BBC’s commitment to impartiality. Cunning.
 
2. The BBC website has more on attacks in cyberspace. It’s a virtual war out there. (Would be far better, of course, if the war was confined to the Web and not brutally real for so many people.)

“Activists have turned to defacing websites, taking over computers, and shutting down Facebook groups. US Military sites, Nato, and an Israeli Bank have all been targeted.

Experts have warned users to be on the lookout for phishing emails and webmasters to ensure their servers are secure.”

P.S. By the way, if you want to know more about the BBC or the progress of my research, I have another blog where I tend to put posts about those topics. It’s called Mediating Conflict (though the name doesn’t make much sense any more!)