The uprisings have brought Turkey to the forefront of Arab minds – and, in the process, have underlined how important is the integration between Turkey and the EU. When a Moroccan taxi-driver in New York or an Egyptian waiter in London asks whether Turkey will some day be a member of the…
We say it is higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter than honey, and so on.
— Pakistan’s ambassador to Beijing describes the robust friendship between the two countries. Many suspect China has asked Pakistan for the remains of the American stealth helicopter abandoned during the bin Laden raid. (via theeconomist)
Al Jazeera English has performed a great service in bringing the English-speaking world in-depth coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East.
Columbia School of Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann.
Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera’s English service will be awarded the highest honor of New York’s Columbia School of Journalism for its coverage of unrest in the Middle East, the university said on Wednesday.
The Columbia Journalism Award honors “singular journalism in the public interest.” The Columbia School of Journalism is also home to the The Pulitzer Prize Board, which annually honors journalism, books, drama and poetry. (source)
Congrats to photojournalists Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti for winning the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. View their work from Haiti, where a 7.0 magnitude earthquake left an estimated 316,000 dead. PHOTOS: Haiti’s profound sorrow
Many recent engineering grads in India say that after months of job hunting they are still unemployed and lack the skills necessary to join the workforce. Critics say corruption and low standards are to blame. Poh Si Teng reports from New Delhi.
With protests and conflict being reported in Syria, we thought it would be a great time to display a few different sides of the country that you may not see in the current media reporting. We originally posted this video a while back, but thought it was the right time to feature it again. Enjoy.