Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Monday, March 31, 2003

Look Beyond The Networks For News On The Iraq Conflict

60 Alternative and Independent News Resources About the Iraqi War

As war coverage increases so does criticism that mainstream media outlets don't present the whole story.

More than one thousand professional journalists are currently in Iraq. About 500 "at the frontline" who give seem to report a very one-side picture of the war, often only concentrating on military tactics.

On the other hand there are numerous alternative and independent news sources as well as eye witnesses who report more objectively on the impacts of the war.


Here's a list of some alternative news sources I have found:

* Alternative News Sources

* PALESTINE REPORT report.html

* FAIR Analysis of Network coverage of the war on Iraq iraq-sources-networks.html

* Al Jazeera:
* Z Communications
* Palestine Chronicle
* Inter Press Service
* WebActive
* YearZero Magazine
* ElectronicIraqNet
* Iraq Journal
* Scoop - New Zealand
* Khilafah lographics/index.php
* Iran Daily


* Independent News/Blogs

* The Daily Kos
* The Agonist
* Liberal Arts Mafia Liberal Arts Mafia Web Archive
* The Command Post
* Debka
* busy WarBlogs
* Blogosphere currentevents.html


* Alternative Commentaries and Visions

* Rense
* What Really Happened
* Global Research
* Questions, quesTions
* Guerrilla News
* Kenneth Vardon
* Community Cuurency
* Online Journal
* Loveheart Network
* Mad Cow Productions
* - thinking for ourselves
* Lewis News


* Specials

1) For a comic-strip look at the war, please check out:

2) For the most amusing and trendy track about Saddam and the war check out DJ Saddam at streaming audio:


* Discussion Group

A quite interesting discussion group, rich with selected news items from both the mainstream and alternative sources has a powerful tagline: "If you are not paranoid then you are not paying attention".



Find out more at their home page: ParanoidTimes

Subscribe at by sending a blank email to:


* Video Feeds

* Reuters Raw Video Feedroom

* Live Baghdad Cam main100.shtml

* Live Streams From The War Zone sid=182&mode=&order=0&thold=0

*Iraq's Live Satellite Channel
(requires broadband connection) (in Dutch) (in English)


* Radio

* Index to Iraq War Frequencies
This resource includes Military HF freqs, Aero HF freqs and Shortwave Broadcast schedules of interest.

* On this page from Camchoice are Al-Jazeera TV (very unreliable picture), MSNBC live camera (small picture), CNN and BBC.


* General Reference

* Google News - Robin Good Custom News Search

* JNet's Guide to Covering War

* Special Coverage from Yahoo

* Searching for Information: The War in Iraq
Information Resources & Fact Finding aa032003a.htm

* 70 Free, Alternative and Independent Online News Sources

* World News Sources world_news_sources.html

* 100+ Alternative Iraq War Resources (Commented and annotated)
from Urbana-Champaign 10428/index.php

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Readers' Comments    
2004-07-10 19:47:58

Raymond Onar

I think 1st Lt. Mark V. Shaney USMC said it best when he said:

"Responsible journalism should include responsibility for one's actions in publishing a news story in such a way that puts many other people in harm's way; has a direct result of publication of a particular story might have on other people.

"We are a people that cherish the democratic system of government and therefore hold the will of the enemy is trying very hard to portray our efforts over here, you can refute them by knowing that we are failing, even if we are making the whole world safer. "

Raymond Onnard
And as always: "Quidquid excusatio prandium pro!

posted by Robin Good on Monday, March 31 2003, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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