WatchingAmerica.com is a web site that tracks online newpapers from around the world. It focuses on how the US is viewed and reported on abroad. Side by side, the stories paint a diverse, contradictory, disturbing, and rich image of how we’re seen and understood.
Kavkaz Center, July 8, Lithuania
“For Iran, it is more convenient to be at odds with the U.S. in the company of Russia and China than to be so alone.”
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, July 7, U.K.
“All the peoples and regimes in the region have had … a single goal: to sink the Americans in the Iraqi mud, and to bury them and their ‘democracy’ with them.”
The Nation, July 13, Pakistan
“It made me marvel at the American way of life, that despite their different ethnic backgrounds, they are one in espousing their Declaration of Independence.”
Azzaman, June 29, Iraq
The service translates the stories into English, but here is an interview with its founder.
(Hat tip: Elke Zuern)