Thursday, January 12, 2006

[13.15 GMT] Hostage effort persists (Calgary Sun, Canada); France debates publicity for Iraq hostages (United Press International); A kidnapping in Iraq suddenly wasn't abstract (Christian Science Monitor, MA, USA); Lakeside man heads back to Iraq (London Free Press, Canada); Worldwide Appeals for Release of Kidnapped Canadian Activist (San Leandro India West, CA). Australian Muslim Seeks Freedom for Christian Peace Activists in Iraq (BosNewsLife, Hungary) - drawing on the earlier Ekklesia report and other sources; General refuses to be interviewed in abuse cases (Standard-Speaker, PA, USA); See also: Voices of Iraq - pooled news service launched by Reuters Foundation and UN Development Programme, English-language pages. The media institutions contributing at present are: Al Sabah al Jadid newspaper - Baghdad, Al Taakhi newspaper - Baghdad, Hawlati newspaper - Al Sulaimaniyah, Al Mannarah newspaper - Basrah, Radio Annas - Baghdad.

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