A voice for moderation, perhaps. But oppressive and intolerant nonetheless
By Joel Campagna Published in St. Paul Pioneer Press July 22, 2008 U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum’s recent visit to the North African nation of Tunisia hardly made headlines in Minnesota. But in Tunisia the state-run media hailed her visit as a success for U.S.-Tunisian relations, citing the congresswomen’s praise for Tunisia as a “voice of…
The drug war just across the border
Clarence Page Chicago Tribune June 29, 2008 As if our military didn’t have its hands full in Iraq and Afghanistan, the head of the Minuteman Project border security group seems to think Minutemen might make good narcotics cops.
Mugabe’s media war
Tom Rhodes The Guardian June 25, 2008 http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/25/zimbabwe Zanu-PF’s intimidating grip on national and international media effectively quashed the opposition MDC’s campaign
Covering the Beijing Games? Expect to Be Censored
Bob Dietz Published in The Huffington Post June 10, 2008 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-dietz/covering-the-beijing-game_b_106378.html Despite China’s initial openness to reporters in the days and weeks following the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, anyone who thinks China is going to be warm and friendly towards the media during the August Olympics should do a reality check. In the last…
Watchdog warns of risks to media, Chinese staff
June 5, 2008 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Foreign journalists covering the Beijing Olympics must take care to avoid placing Chinese assistants and news sources at risk of arrest when covering sensitive topics, a U.S. watchdog group said on Thursday.
Survey documents a high number of unprosecuted killings of journalists in some unexpected places EditorialHouston Chronicle May 5, 2008, 9:56PM The Committee to Protect Journalists is waging a campaign against what Executive Director Joel Simon calls “the ultimate form of censorship,” the murder of those who work for the world’s news media. The group has…
Audio: Press Freedom in Burma After the Cyclone
Bob Dietz interviewed on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show about press freedom in Burma after the cyclone. May 7, 2008.
Video: China and the Olympics
Bob Dietz interviewed on CNN about China and the Olympics, April 11, 2008. See the interview on the CNN website