En el post que precede a éste, Myrisa reseñó la marcha internacional que pretende movilizarse desde Cairo hasta la Franja de Gaza con el fin de protestar por el bloqueo militar al que se encuentra sometido ese territorio. En ese contexto, cabe destacar que la blogosfera ha asumido el rol principal en la cobertura de esa importante manifestación. Ayer, el profesor Stephen M. Walt, en su blog en la página de la revista Foreign Policy expresó:
You probably didn’t know about any of this [the march], but it’s not really your fault. You probably get your news from mainstream outlets like the New York Times or Washington Post, and neither of these illustrious newspapers has bothered to cover this story. What do they consider important? Well, in the case of the Times, their idea of a big Mideast story right now is the heart-warming saga of a little shwarma shop in Amman.Hoy, Walt actualiza la información en un post corto que reproduzco íntegramente aquí:
If you do want to learn a bit more about this worthy effort to help the Gazans, you can go to the group's website, here. Or you can follow it on Mondoweiss, here. Or even read about it in Ha’aretz, here. And then you might have a better idea why the Mubarak government isn't very popular, why Israel faces growing censure for its conduct, why the United States continues to be despised in much of the Arab and Islamic world, and why the blogosphere is so important.
Yesterday I pointed out that neither the New York Times nor Washington Post had yet covered the story of the “Gaza Freedom March,” a group of 1300 or so peace activists who were trying to travel to Gaza to protest the continued blockade of this beleaguered region. I am pleased to report that today the Times ran a pretty good story on the march. As near as I could tell from its website, the Post has yet to do so.
Over at Mondoweiss, Adam Horowitz reports that the Egyptian government has now agreed to let 100 Freedom Marchers enter Gaza. One of the organizers of the March, Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin, called it a “partial victory,” that shows that “mass pressure has an an effect.” I hope she's right, both in that context and in some others
Una vez más, la blogosfera “da alante” y le come los dulces a la prensa “tradicional”.
. Una rosa plástica de la Primera Dama de Egipto
. Egipto abre temporalmente el cruce de Rafah.
. Israelitas marchan en Tel Aviv en protesta por el bloqueo a Gaza.
. La policía egipcia rompe a palos una manifestación pacífica.
. Los logros de la marcha hacia Gaza