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Articles by Scott Bridges

Qatar, their Cup runneth over

When the World Cup bid win announcement was made, the Qatar crowd erupted, as did several strategically placed glitter cannons loaded with little plastic Qatari flags. Parents hugged children, men hugged men, and ex-pats shook locals’ hands.

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Letter from Iran: nuts and riots aside, extreme kindness lives here

Over 30 days I interacted with the people of Iran like I’ve never interacted with the people of a foreign country before. Nowhere have I encountered a people so universally kind, friendly and generous.

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Getting to know the friendly, welcoming face of Iran

As so many who’ve been to Iran have told me, the openness, generosity and kindness of the Iranians is overwhelming.

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

When in Rome, don’t be a testa di cazzo

Why do some tourists go on holiday to foreign locations and then turn into total ars*holes when things are different than they are at home? Scott Bridges feels ashamed on behalf of The Rest Of The World.

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Crikey Blogs | ENVIRONMENT|

How do you dispose of rubbish in a country with no rubbish disposal?

In Australia we’re conditioned our whole lives to “put it in the bin”. So what do you do when travelling in a country where people throw rubbish out of buses or just drop it where they’re standing? asks Scott Bridges from India.

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

Your chance to win a terrible deathly disease…

Back in a Bit blogger Scott Bridges turned over his menu in Mysore, India to discover a helpful little public health message about the golden opportunities available to smokers. First prize: death!

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

A very Delhi belly Christmas

Christmas wasn’t quite the presents and turkey standard for Scott Bridges, thanks to the joys of travel gastro. Instead, he reflects on the season with some light Indian Christmas television. Isn’t travel glamorous?

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

Imagining India

As Scott Bridges prepares to head overseas on a year long adventure (to be chronicled at Crikey’s new ‘Back in a Bit’ blog), he wonders if his preconceptions of India — the seething mass of humans, the insane noise — will live up to the reality. Can you share your experience?

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Twitter earns its journalism stripes in Parliament

Throughout last night’s political drama and excitement at Parliament House, it was Twitter that helped keep the Australian public in the loop, writes Scott Bridges.

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Media Watch goes behind the nudes on Twitter

Two months ago, Scott Bridges joked on Twitter that he would do a “nudie run” if Jonathan Holmes ever said “pwned” on Media Watch. Three nights ago, Holmes said it.

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What next? Meme, the musical, starring Bumcrabb and Bolt

New internet meme alert! Where does Andrew Bolt get his climate change sceptic facts and figures from? The “University of East Bumcrack”, said Annabel Crabb. T-shirts already available for sale.

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Bolt’s blog: why the apologies will continue

As long as there are no strict guidelines about what the blogger and parent organisation deem to be acceptable reader commentary, we will continue to see more of the same at Andrew Bolt’s blog. Meaning, homophobic comments.

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Crikey Blogs | JOURNALISM|

The nation’s press goes into patriotic mourning overdrive

While it’s admirable that the nine Australians who died in the PNG plane crash recently wanted to walk the Kokoda Track as a tribute to their countrymen, we shouldn’t get carried away, says Scott Bridges. But carried away the media got, playing the story for all it was worth.

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Newspapers and bloggers: isn’t there room for everyone?

The failure to adapt a product to a market is bad business, but the petulant bitching and moaning from dinosaur media chiefs is just bad form, writes Scott Bridges

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Crikey Blogs | JOURNALISM|

Daily Tele: No apology for Utegate, just Backyard Blitz

The Daily Tele is responsible for publishing an email, later showed to be fraudulent. Do they issue a mea culpa? No, they make fun of Treasury official Godwin Grech’s garden.

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Utegate raises no end of questions for the media too

Whichever way you look at this whole thing, the media is up to its armpits in it, writes Scott Bridges.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Akerman sees meaning for Rudd in “chk chk BOOM” girl

Oh, Piers, you have this magical ability to take the week’s big story — no matter how disconnected it may be from politics — and somehow tie it negatively to Kevin Rudd.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

A five-day delay doesn’t equal a cover-up

Taking time to gather information about the asylum seeker boat that exploded at Ashmore Reef doesn’t necessarily indicate a cover-up, writes Scott Bridges.

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