Australian photographer. Here.
From the BBC:
The only sign that something had happened was a gathering of die-hard loyalists outside the headquarters of his once all-powerful Socialist Party. They lit candles beside his portrait and scowled at the media.
From Editor and Publisher:
Brenner’s strongest new fact comes near the end when a Hearst Corp. attorney reveals that the company was served with 42 subpoenas relating to reporters in the last six months of 2005, eight times the number in the same period the year before
Asked if a civil war was developing there, Burns said, “It’s always been a civil war,” adding that it’s just a matter of extent. He said the current U.S. leaders there–military and diplomatic–were doing their best but sectarian differences would “probably” doom the enterprise.
The top-selling Serbian tabloid Kurir, is unequivocal: “Murdered” is its stark caption in big letters over a front-page picture of Mr Milosevic.
From the BBC:
Slobodan Milosevic feared he was being poisoned just a day before he died in his cell at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, his lawyer has said.
New York Times piece by Dave Itzkoff on graphic novelist Alan Moore, who created Watchmen and V For Vendetta, and lost the rights to his work. Here.
From the NYT, Dr. Wafa Sultan: “They shot hundreds of bullets into him, shouting, ‘God is great!’ ” she said. “At that point, I lost my trust in their god and began to question all our teachings. It was the turning point of my life, and it has led me to this present point. I had to leave. I had to look for another god.” Here.
He’s the man in the mask. From the NYT: Ali Shalal Qaissi, an Abu Ghraib torture victim, and the advocacy group for former prisoners that he helped start. Here.
From the BBC: Slobodan “Milosevic was found lifeless on his bed in his cell” Here.
That’s the last of the old content. I needed to have it all linked through the blog so that people can find it. Back to the new content.
From MSNBC: Bill O’Reilly is threatening callers to his radio show who mention Olbermann’s name. Ted Baxter told uncooperative listeners that he’ll turn their phone numbers over to Fox security, and that Fox security will in turn contact the local authorities. Here.
Wired reviews the latest incarnation of Final Fight, a game about which they say, “For my my money, the original Final Fight was one of the best arcade games ever.” FYI, sounds like the new version sucks. Here.
Winners Gallery from the Pictures of the Year Photojournalism contest. This is one of the top two US contests. Here.
Vernon Robinson, Republican, is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 13th District. Check out his campaign ad via the link at WFMU.
From Editor and Publisher, the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, photography:
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Los Angeles Times (Gaza pullout)
Dallas Morning News (Katrina)
The Associated Press (Katrina)
Los Angeles Times (Catholic priests in Alaska)
Rocky Mountain News (death sentence)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Holocaust survivor)
From The Salt Lake Tribune, here.
A third outpost created by followers of fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota.