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News You Really Need To See: “Politics: Getting Off the Train”

“Politics: Getting Off the Train” The Economist, February 6-12, 26, 2016, p.5 [special report] http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21689877-mr-erdogans-commitment-democracy-seems-be-fading-getting-train “Early in his career Mr Erdogan made a telling remark he was later to regret. Democracy is like a train, he said; you get off … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Egypt Journalists Face Jail for Reporting Non-Government Terrorism Statistics”

“Egypt Journalists Face Jail for Reporting Non-Government Terrorism Statistics” The Guardian, July 5, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/05/egypt-journalists-face-jail-for-reporting-non-government-terrorism-statistics “Egypt was accused of making a savage assault on free speech on Sunday, after its cabinet drafted a law that criminalises the reporting of terrorism … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Egypt’s Imprisonment of Journalists at All-Time High: CPJ”

“Egypt’s Imprisonment of Journalists at All-Time High: CPJ” Reuters, June 25, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-egypt-press-idUSKBN0P50A920150625 “Egypt is holding the highest number of journalists behind bars since record keeping began, using the pretext of national security to crack down on press freedoms, the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible,” The Book

June 16, 2015 by Darius  I recently read Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by British author Peter Pomerantsev.  It’s a unique look into the surreal, ever-morphing system that rules Russia, seen … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “China Blocks Web Access to Video About Country’s Rampant Air Pollution”

“China Blocks Web Access to Video About Country’s Rampant Air Pollution” The New York Times, March 7, 2015, p.A6 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/world/asia/china-blocks-web-access-to-documentary-on-nations-air-pollution.html “‘Under the Dome,’ a searing documentary about China’s catastrophic air pollution, had hundreds of millions of views on Chinese websites within … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday”

Feb. 16, 2015 by Darius While I was away, I read The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East by journalist Neil MacFarquhar.  Aside from the absolutely awesome title (actually … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Nigerian Lives Matter

Jan. 11, 2015 by Darius What does Boko Haram need to do to get into the international news?  As media outlets across Europe and the US were utterly focused on the attack on a French newspaper that, while despicable, killed fewer … Continue reading

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