Indigenous news sources on the web
"This is the site about NATO bombing in Yugoslavia, as seen from Belgrade by me, my family and my friends. This site is here to tell as much truth as I know. This site is here to show the public what's going on and how it feels.
This site is here because I am afraid.
You are now with me, under the gun."
Exerpt from 5/22 "In the shelter, one meets many interesting people, many interesting stories. People tend to open their hearts and souls in a way that would never happen in the more normal times. There are happy people, sad people, grouches. One of my shelter friends always complains about things, nothing is ever good; and he blames it all on his advanced age. He's not old at all, but my age - only 78!"
Exerpt from 5/10 "We watched the funeral of those young Chinese people killed. I was moved and surprised by the incredible grief the survivors showed, sobbing uncontrollably even though they were public figures, in plain sight. I guess that some things are so terrible that they strip us of all roles, until we are only terrified humans. Many, many Belgrade citizens showed up to offer support and condolences. They might have felt especially bad for these innocent people that are not even a part of our tragedy, that were brave enough to stay with us when so many others, including many humanitarian relief workers, had left.
Another story I am very upset about is the accusations about the mistreatment of the poor American soldiers that seems to be lauded ever since the Chinese Embassy bombing. I wish they'd find a different spin to cover their rampage. Yugoslavs are people proud of their hospitality, and these lies are especially offensive. Why no one asks why the change of story? A week after they were released, in Germany, the soldiers were interviewed and stated that they were treated very nicely and with respect. Now, a week after they are back in the clutches of their army, all of the sudden, their superiors are saying that they were tortured. They must believe that the American public is especially stupid. I just can't believe that they are.
Western alternative press and online news (Capsules quoted from websites)
|Stratfor's Kosovo Crisis Center provides the most objective and comprehensive coverage of Kosovo anywhere in the world. The Kosovo Crisis Center provides ongoing coverage, updated regularly with cutting edge intelligence, analysis, commentary, and special reports.|
|FAIR was established in 1986 to shake up the establishment-dominated media. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose important news stories that are neglected and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. |
Ultimately, FAIR believes that structural reform is needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting, and promote strong, non-profit alternative sources of information.
|As a nationwide consortium, the Institute for Public Accuracy represents an unprecedented effort to bring other voices to the mass-media table often dominated by a few major think tanks.|
|Site contains links to latest news from AP and independent sources from all over the world. Topics range from Kosovo weather to the full text of the Rambouillet Accords.|
|Liberal magazine. |
In-depth coverage of many sides of the issues
with complete backgrounds to each article:
Who said what when.
|This site is "fast evolving into what is in effect an online magazine and research tool designed to keep the American people informed about the U.S.-NATO military onslaught against the people of Serbia."|
From London. Good, clear reporting from people who have been in the area for 20 years.
ZNET: Quite extensive site if you need leftist information. My big problem with them is the asking for donations for publications every time you turn around. The first of the "pay for your information" sites on the web.
Left Business Observer for another take on the Business of war.
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