Wednesday, March 19, 2003

New Media Anti-War News, Activism Heat Up Online

As U.S. media slavishly back their president on Iraq, the public is going online for more balanced views, according to Andy Goldberg of The Independent. NetRatings reports that traffic from U.S. Internet users to all news sites was up markedly in February. The only debate in the U.S. media is on the Web, according to Jon Dennis, Guardian Unlimited deputy news editor: Weblogs are doing all the work that the U.S. media did in the past. That's an interesting development.
The anti-war movement continues to mobilize via protest marches, candlelight vigils, and online campaigns coordinated via sites like More than 6,000 vigils in 134 countries have registered through the Internet for a Global Vigil for Peace headed by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

· Win Without War [Web]