Browsing All posts tagged under »Media«

Arundhathi Roy’s statement about war in Sri Lanka

May 23, 2009

1 The horror that is unfolding in Sri Lanka becomes possible because of the silence that surrounds it. There is almost no reporting in the mainstream Indian media — or indeed in the international press — about what is happening there. Why this should be so is a matter of serious concern. From the little […]

Gaza Strip academics & journalists call for BBC to get out of Gaza

January 29, 2009


Gaza – Ma’an – Date: 29 / 01 / 2009  Time:  21:31 Palestinian academics and media personnel, as well as international activists, demanded the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) leave the Gaza Strip over its refusal to air an appeal for aid on the network. Academics organized a sit-in near the entrance to the BBC’s office in Gaza, […]

With Gaza, Journalists Fail Again

January 28, 2009


By Truth Dig. Posted on 27 Jan 2009 AP photo / Sebastian Scheiner A rainbow, as if projected by the American media, is seen over the northern Gaza Strip, from the Israel-Gaza Border. By Chris Hedges The assault on Gaza exposed not only Israel’s callous disregard for international law but the gutlessness of the American press. […]

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Australian Television and Radio

January 25, 2009


This little gem is from the ABC TV’s Media Watch

Press Freedom Round-up 2008

December 31, 2008


Press Freedom Round-up 2008 Better figures despite a hostile climate and more Internet repression In 2008 : – 60 journalists were killed – 1 media assistant was killed – 673 journalists were arrested – 929 were physically attacked or threatened – 353 media outlets were censored – 29 journalists were kidnapped Internet : – 1 […]

A decade on, Stephen Glass scandal raises questions about journalism

May 17, 2008


The World Today – Friday, 16 May , 2008 12:33:00 Reporter: Reged Ahmad ELEANOR HALL: The US political magazine, The New Republic, spent more than 80 years building a reputation for quality journalism.But one man managed to damage that legacy and the reputations of a series of other journals when he sold them fake stories. […]