Friday, June 20, 2008

Reporting Iraq...

22 May. The BBC's Caroline Wyatt accompanies the British defence secretary to Basra and her report, carried on both the World Service and Radio 4, speaks of the success of the Iraqi government's offensive against sadrist militias there... and in Sadr City, Baghdad.

I'm sorry to have to say this, but the "story" here is almost  as much about the BBC carrying positive news on Iraq as about the news itself.

More details can be found in Stephen Farrell and Ammar Karim's report for The New York Times, 'Drive in Basra by Iraqi Army Makes Gains', 12 May 2008.