Author Archives: Wendy Edwards

Muzzing Al-Jazeera in Iraq

Al-Jazeera, sometimes called “the BBC of the Middle East,” was launched in November 1996 and offered the Arab world an alternative to government-controlled news stations. The network’s attempt to cover multiple viewpoints has drawn criticism from a variety of sources. … Continue reading

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Opus Dei: Doing “the Work” in Urbana

Dan Brown’s recent bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, propelled a controversial religious organization called Opus Dei into the public eye. One character in the novel, Silas, is an Opus Dei “monk” who wears a robe and kills people who appear … Continue reading

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