Tuesday 21 April 2009

Something very wrong

We did the story yesterday, reporting on how there were major changes taking place in Helmand with the hand over of British military responsibilities in the southern part of the province to US forces.

This is now confirmed by another report in the Canadian media.

While it cannot be said that this is an earth-shattering story that should go right to the top of every front page, this is of some importance. Furthermore, it would be of some interest to many readers of what used to be our "broadsheet" newspapers. So far, though, there has not been a single word published on this development – as far as we are aware.

This seems to me to be more that just a question of news values. If the British media is unaware of this development, or thinks that it is not worth publishing details of it, then there is something very, very wrong.