Friday, January 26th, 2007

Perceptions vs. reality in the Middle East


Our media portrays the Middle East as a volatile, dangerous place, and there’s no doubt there’s a grain of truth to that, particularly Lebanon and the bloodbath known as Baghdad. But what we don’t see is a resurgence in tourism in Afghanistan, and the fact that the Iranian people are actually a pretty friendly bunch, who’ll only start hating America once we start dropping bombs on them.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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