Yesterday’s media was much different than today’s, it wasn’t just criers and scrolls, speeches and plays as youÂ will see below.Â Art and design has always beenÂ part of media: whetherÂ representedÂ in aÂ news-logo swoosh on Fox,Â a semiotic designed button on a blog, or a borderÂ on a tapestry, design surrounds the message.
Nola Ochs from Hays, Kansas just set a world record — at 95 years old Nola has become the oldest student to graduate, and it’s now in the record books. The story is at MSNBC, but I’d like to point out that this accomplishment is being celebrated and told around the worldÂ — here it appears in Chitral, a remote village in the mountains of Pakistan. Isn’t theÂ sharing of information around the world wonderful?
Everyone is treading lightly on the reports of Al Masri’s death, but it appears that Iraqi Television is stating that Al Baghdadi is dead.Â In updated stories it appears that Al Masri and Al Baghdadi might still be out there, and instead the coalition forces killed an Al Qaeda information minister, Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri. Update at CNN.
In Parachinar the class and sectarian warfare has settled quite a bit, and a peace accord has been reached through a Jirga, let us watch a bit and hope that holds. The curfew has been lifted, story at Dawn.
In North Waziristan Taliban terrorists fired ten rockets at a military camp without injury, and these attacks are increasing over the past week. This is not keeping to the agreement in the Jirga, so I would not be surprised to see some retaliation eventually from the army; but itÂ might wait untilÂ past the elections.