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New York Times, 24 September 2010
Even small, innocent-looking projects – as this one by USAID to distribute kites on ‘Peace Day’ amongst Kabul children can go wrong, in this case the kites been hijacked by local police. In contrast, see the Reuters report ‘U.S. project flies democracy message on Afghan kite’ on the same day which does not mention any of those problems and which sounds as if the author had just copied a press release – what a sloopy journalism.