Do you trust the media? Your comments LIVE
We'll be talking about trust and the media, but also about recent events in Iraq. You've been telling us about trust in the media, or lack of it for the last few days. Leave your comments here.
We started off talking about a 'another bloody day in Iraq'.
"We are getting more and more used to this news," Ariz told us from Baghdad.
Hassan joined us using a VoIP line from Baghdad.
It looks like Iraq is moving backwards in the last few months. ... I am just watching Iraq fall apart.
Ren, an Iraqi in the UK, said that she gets her information on Iraq from many sources, the mainstream media as well as blogs being written by Iraqis.
Chris Abraham writes the blog Because the Medium is the Message. He keeps tracks over 750 feeds. I'm keeping track of a lot of different media sources.
Salam Adil writes the Iraqi blog roundup for the global blog network Global Voices. He said that blogs update every couple of days.
He pointed out that an Iraqi blogger posted a couple of days ago how she found a body on her front step. Salam said:
It becomes a drip, drip, drip
Online, some people following the conference were chatting. One chatter said:
the thing is, does anyone care that 10 people died in iraq, 10 people die each day in iraq, it's war it happen
Do you care?
And another person chatting on IRC:
This isn't really a conversation; it's just a bunch of comments.
As I was watching the IRC chat, one of the chatters there, Angelo, noted that there had been 8.1 magnitude earthquake. Immediately, someone asked if anyone had contacts in Fiji. The BBC News website says the earthquake hit the island of Tonga.
It was quickly blogged about here.