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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Breaking stereotypes in America

I guess it's progress when Ukrainians from Ukraine are now doing this...

... Levkova said she came to the United States to break stereotypes she had about the American people. Much of the news Ukrainians get about America is from Russian television, she said, which is very biased.

In the first three days of her trip, Levkova said the stereotypes have already been broken — though she’s had to break some stereotypes of her own. One man ... thought Ukraine was part of Russia. He also asked if she knew how to use a computer. ...

The rest of the article deals with the journalists' impressions of American-style democracy and the differences in press freedom between the US and Ukraine. Very good stuff!

Entire article here.

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