Monday, 27 February 2017

Book Notes: "Us and Them: A Journalist's Investigation of Media, Muslims and the Middle East" by Peter Manning

Us and Them: A Journalist's Investigation of Media, Muslims and the Middle EastUs and Them: A Journalist's Investigation of Media, Muslims and the Middle East by Peter Manning

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I first read this book in 2006 or 2007. It was a refreshing take on Australia's news media reporting and an exercise in personal growth, aired in public, by the author. I re-read this because, while writing up some of my travel diaries from 2006-7, I recalled a shared experience when we travelled in the Middle East not long after the author. Reading the work again was useful and it put perspective on a number of things that happened in the early 2000s, and also gave new light to the trajectory we have been on since the beginning of the 21st century. This is an interesting read, first, for its content, and second, for what the author sets out to do and, ultimately, does.



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