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The Olivebranch Network

"A few nights ago NBC TV in the USA ran a feature on the Olivebranch Network, a group blog created by 19 year old Perth youth Luke Skinner. In the feature Mike Wendland, the NBC news Tech reporter labeled The Olivebranch Network "the most insightful reporting on the Iraq war found anywhere". The more than 20 Iraqi writers, a US soldier and two professors in Middle-Eastern studies provide detailed information stories the situation in Iraq as well as about the people and their culture.

The Olivebranch Network was created in late January, 2006, after Mr Skinner won a competition ran by professional Australian journalist/author Antony Loewenstein which was to provide free years worth of domain hosting to an aspiring young Australian journalist, and the network has since grown to include the voices of 23 unique Iraqi bloggers as well a US soldier and two university professors with a background in Middle-Eastern studies."

Read all about this wonderful site here.


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