Blogging in Baghdad

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/88588947/88593067" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

One month ago, The New York Times inaugurated a new blog, Baghdad Bureau: Iraq From the Inside, "a collaborative blog produced by reporters, photographers and Western and Iraqi staff, who all live in the Iraqi capital outside the Green Zone."

One of the first posts featured this video, narrated by correspondent Stephen Farrell:

To my mind, Baghdad Bureau is revolutionary. The diversity of voices, Western and Iraqi, combined with photographs, video, and podcasts, is astonishing. (I tip my hat to the McClatchy Newspapers, whose Baghdad Observer and Inside Iraq blogs came first.)

We'll talk to Eric Owles, the chief multimedia producer for NYTimes.com, who has been in Iraq since January. He helped set up the Baghdad Bureau blog, and produces a lot of material for it, including this video. Owles asked blog readers to send questions they have for Iraqis, and he took to the streets with a camera, to find answers.

What question would you like to hear an Iraqi answer? Do you read the Baghdad Bureau blog? Are there any other blogs from Iraq you would recommend?

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Why is it only our interests that matter? Are we that selfish?

Sent by David | 2:51 PM | 3-19-2008