- Making News: Mosul Takes Small Steps towards Democracy
In Iraq, the city of Mosul has taken a step toward democracy, with the election of local officials to preside over an interim government alongside the American military. Stephen Farrell, Middle East correspondent for the Times of London who just returned to Baghdad from Mosul, says the 23-member town council and mayor, elected by a "patchwork" of community delegates, will wield power that's more symbolic than substantial.
- Reporter's Notebook: Multi-Lingual Poll Finds Fear in Immigrant Communities
They may not yet speak English, but immigrants are altering the face of American society. While most public opinion polls ignore these new-comers, a coalition of 400 print, broadcast and online ethnic media groups just commissioned such a survey, one that includes concerns about the recent war in Iraq. USC-s Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism co-sponsored the poll with New California Media, where Sandy Close is executive director.
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