Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Iraq referendum: is no news good news or is no news bad news?

This Saturday (October 15) is the date on which Iraqis will vote in a referendum on their new draft constitution. It seems a bit hard to believe this date is so close and yet we are hearing little or nothing about it in the news media over here. Looking on the main pages of CNN, and the BBC, and other mainstream news organizations, there is no mention of the referendum at all.

Given how much is counting on Saturday's vote, this lack of coverage is very strange...