Why no report on bombings in Iraq?

Financial Times
17 April 2013

From Mr Karim Rushdy.

Sir, Monday’s bombings were both heinous and reprehensible. One can only hope that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

I refer not to the events that took place in Boston in which three people tragically lost their lives, including eight-year-old Martin Richard whom the FT featured on yesterday’s front page, but to the string of bombings across Iraq that killed 55 civilians and injured many hundreds more. What transpired in Mesopotamia on Monday did not receive a mention in your print edition.

Your coverage (or lack thereof) of these events perpetuates the unfortunate but growing belief held by many around the world that the English language press values the life of a Briton or American more highly than that of an Afghani, Iraqi or Syrian.