Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Reporter's Game

The Los Angeles Times brings us an article on activist gaming and among some familiar examples, (Darfur is Dying), we learn that in the virtual world, we too can become Anna Politkovskaya, or more precisely Amira Hass,
In Global Conflicts: Palestine, you control a freelance journalist who roams the streets of Jerusalem armed with nothing but a pencil and a steno pad. Your editor asks you to cover Israeli Defense Forces security raids, border checkpoints, and even martyrdom; you're asked to interview families of the victims and of the bomber alike. As you speak to Arabs and Israelis around town, you carefully pluck their best quotes, the object being to write a balanced, thorough newspaper article at the day's end.
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