fix articles 6092, journalists
Journalism reeks of betrayal of democracy (tags)
A "new normality" has taken root in our society. A climate of fear and severe, permanent encroachments on fundamental rights are shaping politics and social life. From the beginning of the pandemic, the media and politics have created a reality that almost treats the principles of democracy with contempt.
Poor Countries Lose Billions from Tax Avoidance, Reveal "Mauritius Leaks" (tags)
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released evidence that laws in the country of Mauritius help corporations avoid taxes globally, including on the continent of Africa.
March 2019 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
In March 2019, one journalist who has been critical of local mayors and MPs was assassinated, other journalists have been threatened and one was captured. Territory defenders have been shot at with gunfire, or have soldiers attempt to destroy their home. This and other news from this month here. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/march-2019-honduras-coup-update/
September 2018 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September 2018 in Honduras. There has been heavy repressions against school students, students and others protesting the celebrating of 'independence' day since independence is not seen or felt, and more attacks against Rio Blanco by DESA hydroelectricity company only within a week or two from when DESA has been in court on trial for its members being assassins of indigenous activist Berta Caceres...
August 2018 Honduras Coup update (tags)
In August 2018, it was the students in primary school, high school and university who carried on the struggle against the increase in transport costs, since they and their families are hit hard by these. Students protested demanding the return of student transport allowances and the lowering of transport fees in general. There had been at least 12 days of road blocks throughout this month by the students and as many ruthlessly brutal evictions, and at the end of August, two high school students were removed by state investigative agents from one of their homes and their bodies found on the streets near their school afterwards. At the same time, there have been lots of attacks by the state against journalists who tell news of struggle and repression and corruption, while more HCH journalists who tell news that speak of police as the good guys and protesters as inconvenient and irrational complained of being abused by protesters in different contexts of struggle and confrontation. Campesinos, environmentalist and community struggles also continue as does the repression against these. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/august-2018-honduras-coup-update/
July 2018 Honduras Coup update (tags)
July 2018: Hondurans retake streets and highways as massive protests were organised by the transport sector blocking highways around the country, supported by student and just about everyone. Repression is rife including killings by likely government death squads/hitmen, of drivers/bus company owner, and against en environment defender. Many attacks in general. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/honduras-coup-update-july-2018/
June 2018 Honduras coup update (tags)
June 2018 in Honduras marks 9 years of military coup. A gathering against this was met with gases, stones, ferocious beatings and a government vehicle ran over a protester and others in the vehicle went onto cut other protesters. Many attacks against indigenous and environmental defenders continue. Threats of evictions for model cities are coming dribs and drabs. Community leaders, journalists, and protesting truck drivers have faced arrests. Other journalists faced attacks on their bodies and threats. A trans person from Honduras died in US immigration detention on an attempt at migration. The Fyffes company known for labour rights abuses gets a 'fair trade' label. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/june-2018-honduras-coup-update/
A new name for Journalism (tags)
The failure of most journalists to report the truth has ruined their profession.
Detente Policy and Media Hysteria (tags)
Antje Vollmer is a Green politician who was vice-president of the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2005. She urges a robust public debate over the new hard-line German foreign policy that forgets the war and Russian help in reunification. What has the politics of regime change brought?
The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia (tags)
Russia acts out of a strategic defensive and does not pursue an aggressive, expansive policy. It will defend itself against a policy of Nato that sees it as aggressive... That Nato is willing to rethink must be one of the visible signs.
Endf Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy (tags)
NATO's eastern expansion (from 16 to 28 states) was and is a serious strain on relations with Russia. This is also true for the missile defense system in Poland and Rumania. A simple good-evil scheme is all too often dominant. Moral judgments are used instead of political analysis.
BDS Palestine Movement (tags)
Sucesses of the 2017 BDS Plaestine Movement
May 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)
20 uni students occupied an uni admin building in solidarity with 3 other arrested students, they all got repressed and arrested as did a journalist who answered their call to accompany them and cover what was happening, who was also beaten and tortured by security guards and then by police. A journalist who covers local corruption and gives coverage to local protests against a hydroelectricity dam received a chain of threats, to add onto old threats and aggressions. And, as usual council officials, who illegally sold ancestral land of a Garífuna community gets away with it, while an community activist gets arrested and charged for usurping their own ancestral land. A cameraperson for a media outlet has 6 gunshots fired at his body on his way home from work and is gravely injured. This and other abuses, happened in May 2017 in Honduras, read here https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/
KPFK LSB statement on DAPL arrests (tags)
the KPFK Local Station Board passed this
Philippines: No context will ever justify murder of journalists - Akbayan (tags)
Press freedom is a baseline principle of good governance, not a moving target that adjusts to the whims and caprices of those in power. It plays a crucial role in fiscalizing and speaking truth to power, and that Constitutionally-guaranteed right must be protected.
Main Street media mind binders & assassins (tags)
See the reality of our world ruled by killers within our trusted government and media.
February 2016 Honduras Coup News (tags)
The Feb one is late and the March one will be up soon. February saw 5 Tolupanes assassinated, their names withheld from public news to not endanger others. Another indigenous organisation Copinh received many attacks and threats, that culminated in two very shocking murders in March. Read on...
The Shortwave Report 12/25/15 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Israel Bans Free Expression (tags)
Netanyahu Escalates War on Palestine (tags)
Egypt's War on Press Freedom (tags)
Egypt's New Anti-Terror Law Targets Dissent (tags)
Journalists Arrested in Ferguson for Doing Their Job (tags)
Pentagon Declares Truth-Telling Journalist Unprivileged Belligerents (tags)
Israeli Security Force Thugs Attack Russian Journalists (tags)
Press Freedom Banned in Ukraine (tags)
Ukrainians Against War (tags)
Field Notes on Reality: Hard Truths Buried When Most Needed (tags)
Israel's War on Press Freedom (tags)
Former Ukrainian Parliamentarian Exposes Kiev Ruthlessness (tags)
War by media and the triumph of propaganda (tags)
The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us...
Turkey Murders Press TV Reporter Serena Shim (tags)
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Gaza Speaks Out: Hamas War Crimes (tags)
While the world's media has been blaming Israel for the death of Gazan civilians during Operation Protective Edge, this correspondent decided to speak with Gazans themselves to hear what they had to say. They spoke of Hamas atrocities and war crimes implicating Hamas in the civilian deaths of its own people.
Kiev Fascists Murder Russian Journalist (tags)
Koran 47:4 Beheads US Journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff (tags)
The Koran 47:4 has now beheaded US Journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Israel Murders Journalists (tags)
US-Led NATO's War on Humanity (tags)
Kiev's War on Freedom (tags)
State-Sponsore Terror in Ukraine (tags)
Kiev-Style Democracy (tags)
Obama Targets Press Freedom (tags)
US Press Freedom Threatened (tags)
Targeting Press Freedom in Palestine (tags)
Joint Open Letter by 150 human rights, digital rights and media rights NGOs to Obama (tags)
Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures have triggered a necessary and long-delayed public debate about the acceptable boundaries of surveillance in a democratic country, a debate that on 5 June you welcomed having.
Who Is An Objective Journalist? (tags)
In a recent New York Times article article David Carr questioned whether someone could be both a journalist and an activist, a question that was prompted by the role of Glenn Greenwald, a writer for The Guardian and a political activist, in reporting on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks.
Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)
Media Gets Targeted by Obama, Discovers No One Cares Except the Media (tags)
It remains to be seen whether the media will start doing its job now that it’s been subjected to a small taste of what the public has been bludgeoned with for years via FISA, CISPA, the NDAA, the PATRIOT Act, et cetera. All these laws basically allow unlimited spying on and detention of Americans without any due process guaranteed by the Constitution.
Turkey Targets Press Freedom (tags)
Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria (tags)
ACLU Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping (tags)
Greece Suppresses Free Expression (tags)
Reporting from the Danger Zone - An LA Press Club and KPFK's Scholars' Circle Event (tags)
Live discussion and broadcast on reporting from the danger zone with journalists and scholars who have taken great risks from some of the world's most dangerous places to bring us the news.
Criminalizing Dissent in Israel (tags)
Abbas Censors Truth (tags)
Indybay Journalists Charged with Felony: Conspiracy to Make Media (tags)
SANTA CRUZ, CA — District Attorney Bob Lee has embarked on a full frontal assault against independent media in Santa Cruz by including four regular contributors to the independent news website Indybay.org amongst the eleven people charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after the occupation of a vacant bank building on November 30th, 2011. District Attorney Lee apparently believes it is his duty to dictate how events such as the occupation of the vacant bank at 75 River Street should be reported on by the media, and if he does not approve of the coverage, then journalists risk the DA bringing charges against them.
MEXICO: Drug cartel targets woman journalist through online social media (tags)
(WNN) MEXICO CITY: In less than two months, two women journalists who covered drug-related violence have been killed in Mexico. Yolanda Ordaz a reporter for the Vera Cruz coastal newspaper “Notiver” and more recently, thirty-nine-year-old María Elisabeth Macías Castro, a reporter for the regional newspaper “Primera Hora”, based in the town of Nuevo Laredo located in northern Mexico close to the U.S./Texas border.
Targeting Journalists in Iraq (tags)
Targeting Journalists Covering OWS Protests (tags)
FIL-AMS MARKED 2nd YEAR OF MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE OF 2009 IN LA (tags)
“Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.” Scores of Filipino Americans attended the photo exhibit and prayer memorial honoring the 58 Maguindanao Massacre victims on November 23, 2009 last Wednesday November 23, 2011at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles. The event was organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-US Chapter, the Filipino American Press Club of Los Angeles, Philippine American Press Club, Philippine Press Photographers-USA, Frontliners Media Group and F7, in cooperation with the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), the Justice for Filipino American Veterans and People’s CORE.
More Police abuse of media covering OWS in three states (tags)
three links on stories regarding OWS related police interference with journalists
Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" (tags)
The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger?s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.
NATO's Planned Bloodbath in Tripoli (tags)
Heroic resistance in Cairo to state-orchestrated repression (tags)
"A significant piece of direct evidence of collusion is the texts sent out by the government via various mobile phone networks to rally its forces. One published on Flickr gallery states, “The Armed Forces asks Egypt's honest and loyal men to confront the traitors and criminals and protect our people and honor and our precious Egypt.” The fact is that the army and the police are headed by the same people who control the government, with Mubarak's newly appointed vice-president, Omar Suleiman, acting as the prime culprit."
US government demands Twitter account information of WikiLeaks and followers (tags)
Announcing 40 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism in Mexico, May 2011 (tags)
Ten Days of Intensive Training in Central Mexico: Video Production, Investigative & Online Reporting, and Movement Strategies for Journalists
Honduran Junta Murdering Journalists (tags)
National Commissioner for Civil Rights, LULAC (tags)
3 Journalists attacked by police during Mayday 2007 Immigration march civil trial to begin 10 a.m. June 18, 2010 @ Dept 307 Los Angeles Superior Court.
IRAN IS SEEN BY THE LENS OF USIA IN THE BRAZILIAN PRESS (tags)
Official American propaganda contaminates the Brazilian press.
Turkey’s Henchmen: Mass Media Butcher the Armenian Genocide (tags)
MAKE WHAT I COMMAND, NO WHAT I DID (tags)
Imperial power it arose in the head of the google guy.
OSASCO IN TV - CRITIC OF THE JOURNALISTIC REASON (tags)
Meditations on the "drip blood" TV journalism.
Another Media Man inIlocos Sur broadcaster survives ambush (tags)
The EPCC NEWS learned today, January 7, 2010 through Philippine media sources that another media man survived an attack against him in the northern provicne of Ilocos Sur in the main siland of Luzon. The report said that two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and wounded a radio commentator while he was on his way home from his radio station, in the latest attack on a media person in the world’s deadliest country for journalists. Eugene Paet, 49, known in Ilocos Sur as Commander Uno of dwRS Commando Radio based in Vigan, was riding his motorcycle on the national highway in Bantay town when two men overtook and shot him at close range at about 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
Filipino journalists remember 'Maguindanao massacre' (tags)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Dozens of journalists held a prayer rally Wednesday in Zamboanga City to remember and seek justice for the brutal slayings of 57 people, among them at least 30 journalists massacred last month in Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines.
Rites for hero Graciano Lopez Jaena turn into call for justice (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) News learned today that the annual rites commemorating the 153rd birth anniversary of Ilonggo patriot Graciano Lopez Jaena in Iloilo City, in the island of Panay echoed a call for justice for 31 journalists who were murdered in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. Graciano Lopez Jaena was known to be an orator but he was also a writer. “If he were alive today, Graciano Lopez Jaena would be part of the ‘endangered species’—journalists being killed with impunity,” said Demy Sonza, former Iloilo vice governor and head of the Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation Inc. “But he would have fought hard, uncowed by threats,” said Sonza. Sonza said Lopez Jaena offered an inspiration for Filipino journalists “to remain vigilant, stand up for what is right and expose what is wrong” like what the patriot did in his lifetime.
INT’L JOURNALISTS TO MONITOR MASSACRE CASE PROGRESS (tags)
AJLPP News learned today that Human rights and journalists organizations worldwide lashed out at the Arroyo administration yesterday for creating “a culture of impunity” that led to the massacre of at least 57 persons in Maguindanao province that included 30 journalists. An international delegation of journalists led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will monitor the progress of the prosecution of those responsible for the carnage which the IFJ called as the biggest single atrocity against journalists in recent history. Amnesty International (AI) said the government must urgently ensure that witnesses are protected and safeguard vital forensic evidence to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr, a member of the powerful Ampatuan family that has dominated local politics in Maguindanao province in the country’s restive Mindanao region, is now under arrest and faces multiple murder charges. He has denied involvement in the massacre.
Philippines: Abduction and killings of journalists and politicians must be investigated (tags)
A group of about 45 people (latest news figure is now 57) were ambushed and abducted by about 100 armed men, according to reports. The military recovered the bodies of 13 women and eight men—some of them mutilated.
BRAZIL AND IRAN IN THE PRESS (tags)
Meditations "meditabundas" on the press.
OBAMA, FOX AND THE JOURNALISTIC CORPORATIVISM (tags)
Obama is being long to bury FOX.
CARIOCA NAZISM (tags)
Brazilian journalists legitimate the police brutality.
JOURNALISM NO INFORMATIVE IN BRAZIL (tags)
Visit of the President of Iran to Brazil is harassed by the press.
Social Panic ¿How is it created? (tags)
Journalists from Tele5 caught by surprise with hidden camera.
Free Speech TV Gags Independent National Newscast (tags)
INN or International News Net seventh year as a premiere source of high-quality, in-depth daily reporting on world affairs was forced to quit through a pattern of discriminatory revenue and scheduling practices at Free Speech TV. ...hundreds of journalists will have one place less to tell their vital stories.
Letter to the editor, Korean Central News Agency (tags)
Immediate release of both American journalists Euna Lee, and Laura Ling
The RNC’S Outrageous Assault on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, and Alternative Media... (tags)
Revolution Newspaper writer Larry Everest takes on the attack on alternative media at the RNC. This is what imperialist democracy looks like!
Delivery of 50,000 Letters Demanding St. Paul Drop Charges Against Journalists (tags)
On Friday morning, local advocates and independent journalists will deliver more that 50,000 petitions to St. Paul City Hall calling on Mayor Chris Coleman and local law enforcement officials to drop all charges against journalists arrested while covering protests outside the Republican National Convention.
ACTION: Amy Goodman & 2 DN! Producers Arrested at RNC! (tags)
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ
Journalists including DN! producer targeted by FBI in St. Paul (tags)
According to I-Witness reporter Eileen Clancy, an FBI agent came to Mike Whalen's house on Iglehart Avenue this morning, looking for an individual who was not present at the time. This afternoon, police broke into the house with guns drawn, detaining Whalen and the journalists for hours as dozens of reporters from all over the country stood outside, kept on the opposite side of the street by police orders. The six people inside the house—and one legal observer who came outside to try to talk to police—were handcuffed during the search of the house.
Report and photos from DNC in Denver (tags)
Photos and report on the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 23, 2008.
Journalists cry foul over Makati RTC dismissal of media class suit (tags)
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Saturday said it is ready to contest the decision of the Makati Regional Trial Court dismissing the class suit filed by several media organizations and practitioners in connection with the arrest of journalists in the failed November 29 rebellion in Makati. "We do not agree with the decision and will contest it all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. We view the court's decision as a minor setback that will not discourage us from seeking justice and ensuring that no such injustice shall ever again be committed by the police and other security personnel," the NUJP said in a statement.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)
Another McChesney tour de force.
U.S. Media Coverage of Israel-Palestine Conflict (tags)
Please take some time to download this excellent documentary, as share (or screen) it with friends and family. Then, act on what you've learned. After all, this only succeeds because the people aren't informed, and don't do anything to demand change. Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land www.freedocumentaries.org/film.php?id=169
Above the parapet (tags)
It is a fact that Nelson Mandela, after 27 years incarceration, was suddenly released and became the President of the new South Africa. It is a fact and the prediction about it was published in Share International [September 1988].
Brazil: prior censorship against Paraná State's governor is absolutely reprehensible. (tags)
The president of the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj), Sergio Murillo de Andrade, ranked as "absolutely reprehensible" the court decision that establishes prior censorship in Radio and Television Paraná Educativa.
Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)
A powerful critique of the dominant media
PHILIPPINES: On Makati Siege; A crisis of institutions (tags)
The incident unfolding in Makati City today is not surprising. It is a logical conclusion to the abuses committed by the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration, from the dismissal of the impeachment complaint to the clamp down of democratic and constitutional processes.
KPFK / Uprising Radio: Journalists Decry Racism in Media Coverage of Mumia (tags)
This morning (Thurs, Nov.29), the Pacifica Radio/KPFK Los Angeles show "Uprising Radio" spotlighted the recent media-activist campaign focusing on the Dec.6 NBC Today Show. Pam Africa of ICFFMAJ has a scheduled telephone conference with The Today Show on Friday, so people are urged to please take a minute and contact The Today Show to express support.
ACTION to Ensure Fairness For Mumia Abu-Jamal on NBC's The Today Show (tags)
On Dec. 6, NBC's The Today Show intends to air a show about Michael Smerconish and Maureen Faulkner's new book "Murdered By Mumia." According to the announcement on Michael Smerconish's website, the show is planning to feature both Smerconish and Faulkner as guests. The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (FreeMumia.com), Journalists for Mumia (Abu-Jamal-News.com), and Educators for Mumia (EmajOnline.com) have initiated a media-activist campaign urging people to write The Today Show at firstname.lastname@example.org asking them to fairly present both sides of the Mumia Abu-Jamal / Daniel Faulkner case, by also featuring as guests, Linn Washington, Jr. (Philadelphia Tribune columnist and Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University) and Dr. Suzanne Ross (Clinical Psychologist and Co-Chair of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC).
Fri 11/16 & Sat 11/17: Authors Scahill & Jamail- Blackwater & Beyond the Green Zone (tags)
Two Evenings with Two of the Most Dynamic Voices of the New Generation of Independent Unembedded Journalists: Dahr Jamail and Jeremy Scahill: Appearing Together in LA Area For Two Nights - Book Signing to Follow Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th
Media and War (tags)
The news media in times of crisis and war reproduce and do not question the consciousness and attitudes of the elites. Wars are seen as exceptional situations by the media in which patriotism outweighs the journalistic self-image of critically distanced reporting.
Should Journalists be Certified? (tags)
Reasonable people here in the U.S. appreciate, and also assume, that our culture’s news industry of executives, editors and journalists be held to high standards of professional conduct. A democratic republic needs, as well as expects, truth in reporting, and adequate, if not comprehensive, coverage on “all” important issues. To refocus the question of media fraud to one of whether journalists ought to be certified, or accredited by some kind of professional board, in order to be recognized as “professional” journalists, is, to say the least, shortsighted.
Political Killings haunt GMA in New Zealand (tags)
Protesters greeted President Arroyo and human rights was one of the main issues she discussed with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark during their meetings here yesterday. After a bilateral meeting between the two leaders at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Parliament House, Clark informed the media that the respective human rights commissions of the two countries “have started a dialogue and are exploring ways in which New Zealand might share its experience and support the work with its counterpart.” The Philippines was called a “disaster area for human rights” by New Zealand parliamentarians and human rights activists, which said hundreds of trade unionists, priests, journalists and human rights advocates had been systematically murdered since Mrs. Arroyo took office in 2001.
Media Courtesans Take their Bows (tags)
Corporate Media gives itself a standing ovation on UN World Press Freedom Day
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
Reassigned LAPD Cmdr. Gray Gave Orders to Shoot Protesters in 2000 (tags)
Commander Gray, who was reassigned from Central Division, was the individual who gave the order to shoot people with less lethal weapons in October 22, 2000. And, you know, the city wound up paying a little over a million dollars for all the cases that resulted from that.
Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu (tags)
Last month, I attended an Iraqi Police Graduation at FOB Kalsu, I also asked the Iraqi Journalists what they thought of it all. Other Western journalists were asked to attend, but all declined but me.
I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” (tags)
VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.
Challenge to Investigative Journalists. (tags)
The American public needs to see a lot more actual analysis of the Iraqi Constitution that the U.S. has attempted to dictate to the Iraqi people. Why has such an analysis been hid from us? Would it expose too much of U.S. government’s real intentions? This should be the focus of Washington’s legislative debate about supporting Iraq?
Mexican journalists give recognition to Indymedia Mexico and to Brad Will (tags)
* The Journalists Club of Mexico (El Club de Periodistas de Mexico) and the Antonio Sáenz de Miera Foundation recognize the "cooperation without orders" of Indymedia Mexico. * Bradley Ronald Will, murdered in Oaxaca, receives a posthumous recognition for his important informative work.
The Coup d’Etat in Mexico (tags)
As a New Regime Prepares to Seize Control December 1, Promising a New Wave of Repression, the Antidote Is Being Born from Below
Journalists may run afoul of law in Iraq (tags)
So this is what bring democracy to Iraq is? It goes from a police state run by Saddam, to a police state run by an American General
Who Gained Most from the Fox Reporters' Kidnapping? The Gaza Maze (tags)
Two Fox News journalists, Steve Cantani and Olas Wing were released by their Palestinian kidnappers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, August 27. Just one day earlier, two Reuters cameramen were seriously wounded in an apparently deliberate Israeli strike on their clearly marked vehicle, according to news reports. The names of the two wounded cameramen, as well as their story went largely unreported. Why was their fate deemed inconsequential, compared to that of the Fox News journalists.
CIA, Crack, and Gary Webb (tags)
The Indymedia.us front page synopsis of the CIA/Crack Cocaine story broken by the San Jose Mercury News in August of 1996 is way off.
The "hiding among civilians" myth (tags)
"You can be a member of Hezbollah your entire life and never see a military wing fighter with a weapon," a Lebanese military intelligence official, now retired, once told me. "They do not come out with their masks off and never operate around people if they can avoid it. They're completely afraid of collaborators. They know this is what breaks the Palestinians -- no discipline and too much showing off."
‘Amnesty’ to GMA: Stop leftist killings (tags)
Amnesty International has called on President Arroyo to do more to stop a spate of killings targeting leftist activists. Mrs. Arroyo must "show she means business by implementing concrete measures to prevent the deaths of more activists," Amnesty deputy director for Asia-Pacific Tim Parritt said in a statement issued in Manila yesterday. Among other things, the President should "strengthen implementation of witness protection laws," Parritt said.
Community Radio station set aflame in the Philippines: staff injured, military blamed (tags)
In the latest attack over free media in the Philippines, Radyo Cagavano, a community radio station run by farmers and supported by the left-wing Bayan Muna party, was burned down and its staff member injured and robbed at gun-point. The radio station employees suspect the Philippine Army. Since Gloria Macapagal became President in Feburary 2001, 42 journalists have been murdered. AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Stations, is organizing a campaign to demand justice for the people of Radyo Cagayano. (includes pictures provided by Kodao Productions from Quezon City, Philippines. Kodao Productions, another AMARC member, is spearheading the national campaign in the Philippines.)
A journalist publishs information about gov crimes - who do the feds want to punish? (tags)
A journalist publishes a story that documents government crimes, but the story also contains secret information. Who do the feds want to punish??? You guessed it! The journalist!
More Sensitivity and Less Prejudice (tags)
Since journalists influence the political and social climate in the subject of migration, they should show greater sensitivity toward racist exclusion..Integration is not a one-way street but can only succeed when we create the prerequisites and grant equal rights.
Fast Food Media (tags)
The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.
SEC Commissioner Christopher Cox vows to bring James Dale Guckert/Jeff Gannon to Justice (tags)
According to a quote by Mr.Cox of a few days ago this would appear to be the case. The truth is more likely his and SEC attorneys' wish to gag both professional business journalists including at the WSJ as well as defrauded investors such as myself who wish to blow the whistle on SEC corruption and fraud.
U.S. SEC to develop journalist subpoenas policy (tags)
All of this is in reponse to and a knee jerk reaction to Overstock.com 's Patrick Byrne who claims he is being attacked and 'naked shorted' by WSJ journalists Carol Remond and Herb Greenberg who are in the employ of a 'Sith Lord' as far as I can tell! I do admit I am confused. But then again I'm not a professional anything, just a defrauded investor.
Schwab:SF SEC Uses McCarthy tactics to protect right wing stock fraud (tags)
Due to unforseen publicity SF SEC backed down from subpeonas issued to Dow Jones business journalists Herb Greenberg and Carol Remond.It appears to be a warning from the Beltway to all journalists to back off of Patrick Byrne and http://www.ncans.net investigation that could implicate many politicians and far right Beltway denizens including James Dale Davidson,founder of National Taxpayers Union and of the 'Clinton killed Vince Foster'smear campaign who may launder money in penny stock scams and illegal pump and dump scams for some Beltway politicos and insiders.Charles Schwab knows a lot but he ain't talking and the SF SEC IS NOT LIKELY TO ASK.Are there any investigative journalists left in the Bay Area ? Didn't think so.This is related to a Patrick Byrne and his Overstock.com pump and dump vs. Rocker Partners Hedge Fund ongoing in Marin County as I type.
Media under Military Control (tags)
The US buys journalists and dares to speak of freedom of the press. The gap between theory and praxis could hardly be greater.
6 down, more to go. (tags)
6 journalists locked up by US
2 Indymedia journalists detained in Argentina Nov. 4 (tags)
Urgent: two journalists detained in the repression by the police in Mar del Plata The Alternative Media Network of Buenos Aires, Argentina November 4th, 2005
Slaughtering Journalists by the Book (tags)
American troops are killing journalists in Iraq with regularity with no repercussions because under the Pentagon’s “rules of engagement,” slaughtering anyone a soldier thinks might be suspicious is the right—indeed the heroic--thing to do.
Bolivia: Chronology of an Authentic Netwar (tags)
The is a must read by all who want to change the world!
Shock without Therapy, Market without Order, (tags)
Half of Russia's assets are gone. Was this caused by Yeltzin, the IMF or the Washington Consensus? This article by a Ukrainian novelist tells us that the end of history and victory capitalism are over as utopias. May we be summoned to serious reflection.
Help Protect Your Journalists at an Hour of Moral Crisis (tags)
"This is an hour of moral crisis from Bolivia to the Border. Our journalists – your journalists – at Narco News are in the line of fire. Yet they are there, at the front, with smiles on their faces and a passion for reporting the truth in their hearts. I know you agree, as we do, with the philosopher Dante Alighieri when he wrote: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” Today I plead with you to not be neutral at this hour when authentic democracy and Authentic Journalism in Latin America are flexing their muscles at the very moment when the powers long accustomed to imposing their will on our América are losing their grip: No one is more dangerous than a tyrant when he realizes that the jig is up. And that makes this very hopeful moment also a precarious one."
'REPORTERS WITHOUT HONOUR' - RSF (tags)
For years there have been complaints about 'Réportères Sans Frontières' and their abject political - non-journalistic - approach to past and present dangers and developments in international journalism. They've sold their honour!
Oh for the Day When Journalists Were Journalists (tags)
Even in World War II, when the enemy was fascism and Hitler, a reporter like Ernie Pyle could write of the horrors and waste of war, and describe the carnage in terms that defied the jingoism of the day. Where are reporters like that in today’s media, where we aren’t even allowed to see the dead, much less write about them. ------------------
Thurs. 3/31 7pm: Brother of Slain Spanish Journalist Jose Couso Joins Amy Goodman in LA (tags)
An Evening with Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, host of Democracy Now! and author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers. Joined by Javier Cosou, brother of Spanish Journalist killed at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq
Pentagon Threatens to Kill Independent Reporters in Iraq (tags)
Recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Eason Jordan, a CNN executive, told a panel that the U.S. military deliberately targeted journalists in Iraq. He said he "knew of about 12 journalists who had not only been killed by American troops, but had been targeted as a matter of policy," said Rep. Barney Frank (Dem) from Massachusetts who was on the panel with Jordan. "When we hear this statement with the knowledge that 63 journalists have been killed in Iraq, in addition to the fact that in a 14-month-period, more journalists were killed in Iraq than during the entire Vietnam War, one begins to get the feeling that the military clampdown on the media is more than a myth or a conspiracy theory'', Baghdad correspondent Dahr Jamail wrote. Some time ago the BBC's Kate Adie* openly said the Pentagon c.s. was out to kill 'un american' journalists, and gave an interview concerning those 'friendly fire' killings of her colleagues.
BTL:Phony Journalist Exposed in Latest Scandal Involving... (tags)
...White House Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda Machine ~ Interview with Steve Rendall, senior analyst with Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, conducted by Scott Harris
Patrick Stewart Will Have His Revenge on Cyber Collectivism (tags)
Bush Policymakers and Sycophantic Media Forget History's Lessons in Iraq (tags)
In touting the Iraq election as a Bush “victory,” they forget that the same thing was said about an election in South Vietnam in 1967—just a few months before the Tet Offensive.
Students Say Too Much Press (tags)
One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.
COUNT THE BODIES: BE ELIMINATED (tags)
"In Iraq, US forces and their Iraqi surrogates are no longer bothering to conceal attacks on civilian targets and are openly eliminating anyone - doctors, clerics, journalists - who dares to count the bodies." Of particular concern was the word "eliminating". "In Iraq, US forces and their Iraqi surrogates are no longer bothering to conceal attacks on civilian targets and are openly eliminating anyone - doctors, clerics, journalists - who dares to count the bodies." Of particular concern was the word "eliminating".
Spartacist League/PDC Protest Crackdown on IndyMedia (tags)
The Spartacist League, revolutionary Trotskyist party, and its fraternal political prisoner defense organization, the Partisan Defense Committee have protested the assaults on IndyMedia through their newspaper, Workers Vanguard. "...We stand in fullest solidarity with those courageous journalists who struggle to tell the truth against the repression and lies of the American imperialists." Here is the article. ---- Varlet http://www.icl-fi.org/ENGLISH/2004/Indymedia-834.htm
Some of Kerry's biggest fans are in the press (tags)
Americans Will Heppily Help Journalists Violate Ethics (tags)
This story went out to 800-plus media outlets this week and yet only a slim handful expressed interest. Cynicism on behalf of the media or does this happen more than we know?
CBS and Dan Rather Part of Plot to Terrorize Iraqis (tags)
The Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse pictures scream 'remember 9/11' and intensify the fear in the hearts of Muslims all over the world. Could it be that CBS and Dan Rather were cooperating with the United States Government in the psychological operation of showing the pictures to Iraqis and terrorists to get them to turn.
Distorted editorial amplified by Limbaugh, corrected by Olbermann (tags)
Gross distortions on an Iraq column by Editor Rosenthal were amplified on-air by Rush to millions of listeners. However Keith Olbermann of MSNBC and Jay Rosen of NYU weren't about to let the lies go unchallenged...
How blogs are changing electoral politics (tags)
What do George W. Bush, John Kerry, and Paul Martin have in common? The answer: campaign blogs. But just how effective are they? Journalists and politicians who blog sound off: http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/
Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” (tags)
Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” By Peers
Resident Bu$h, jokes about WMDs. (tags)
In this photo taken from video, resident bu$hco pretends to search the Oval Office for weapons of mass destruction in a frat boy spoof shown to a dinner for White House radio and television correspondents in Washington Wednesday night March 24, 2004. Nearly 600 American troops and over 10,000 Iraqi civilians have DIED because of bu$hco's lies concerning Iraq possessing WMDs. Now the resident makes it into a comedy routine. Well guess what America... THE JOKES ON YOU! (AP Photo/ APTN Pool)
Check out this new web news service (tags)
This is a letter encouraging people to check out a new web news service out of Syracuse, New York. The service is called The NewStandard. Check it out at http://newstandardnews.net
Arafat and Sharon 2 Sides of the Same Coin (tags)
Palestinian journalists in Gaza and the West Bank have also come under attack by armed men - some associated with Fatah's military wing - who did not like what they wrote or broadcast.
Hitler: An Officer And A Gentleman ? (tags)
"Until the Russian bullet hit officer Schultz, during the battle at Stalingrad, he really was totally convinced that Adolf Hitler was 'an Officerand a Gentleman', like himself."
The New White Supremacy in the Corporate Media (tags)
With NBC publishing their full-page color ad in The New York Times today illustrating who and how MSNBC will be covering what the ad titled as the "Battle for the White House" NBC has illustrated their commitment to news by whites and therefore, for whites. It wouldn't be so bad if the ad and NBC's news reporting practice illustrated a reasonable balance of coverage but it most certainly does not and for that matter nor does any other corporate network broadcasting America today.
Recipe for Terror (tags)
"He also told me that he found U.S. troops covered in plastic bags in remote desert areas and he filmed them for a TV program. We are pretty sure that the American forces had killed Mazen knowingly to prevent him from airing his finding."
Corporate media sells it's soul (tags)
Cloned beef, 20-50,000 dead Iraquis, 7000 wounded Americans, lots of bad news out there...and now cloned beef. The supermarket union workers should start asking questions and consumers need to refuse this crap.
Security tactics will fuel terror, says Israel's army chief (tags)
The chief of Israel's defence forces has sparked a row with the Government by telling journalists that harsh Israeli security policies were provoking despair among Palestinians and would lead to more terrorism. "Poor Ariel" he is so beset. Couldn't happen to a "nicer" guy.
The Myth of Media Watchdogs (tags)
"Again, defenders of the media will claim that the media simply is performing its duties of "the public's right to know," but one must ask the simple question, "Know what?" If the media is presenting a false picture—and aiding and abetting a prosecutorial agent of the state in the commission of a felony—then we should ask whether or not journalists willingly are helping the state to lie."
What's The Truth About Bush? (tags)
Serious questions that haven't been answered yet. And why not.
FBI Bypasses First Amendment To Nail Hacker (tags)
There are really only three reasons the government would invoke the ISP statute against journalists. All of these possibilities are frightening in their implications.
Amanpour: CNN Practiced Self-Censorship (tags)
CNN practiced self-censorship - Plus the latest outrage from FAUX NEWS (tags)
CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."
U.S. SOLDIERS KILL JOURNALIST IN IRAQ (tags)
1) Palestinian cameraman Mazen Dana, working for Reuters News Agency, during a protest against the shooting and killing of journalists by the Israeli army in the West Bank. Dana, 41, was shot dead outside the U.S. held Abu Gharib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad. Eyewitnesses say he was shot by American occupation soldiers. (AFP/File/Hossam Abu Alan)
New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)
New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.
US TV networks 'kissed ass', says Wolff (tags)
"Ass kissing has gone on to a profound degree. It's pervasive throughout all these news organisations. They need the FCC to behave in certain ways. In order to do this we have got to go along to get along," said Wolff, who delivered the keynote speech at today's MediaGuardian forum on war coverage.
URGENT: Our Journalist Under Attack In Indonesia, Needs Our Help (tags)
William (Billy) Nessen and his wife Shadia, are in serious danger and fear for their lives following recent threats from the Indonesian military. Please join efforts to ensure safe passage for the Nessens and an end to military aggression in Aceh and East Timor. Latest report, June 20, 2003, 'Nessen Could Be Punished By Death' see link in footer.
Media Moments (tags)
A very perceptive analysis of the techniques with which the corporate media manipulate public opinion. Written by the author of many fine books on politics, Dr. Michael Parenti.
Human Rights Group Criticizes Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan Media (tags)
The Human Rights Watch is concerend that the Venezuelan government is not doing all it should to protect journalists.
The staged rescue of Private Jessica Lynch (tags)
The Correspondent team had gone back to Nasiriyah to interview eyewitnesses on events and found an entirely different story. Doctors insisted that far from being ill treated Lynch had received the best treatment possible. Assigned to the only specialist bed in the hospital, and one of only two nurses on the floor, medical staff had even given blood to help her due to a shortage.
FRIDAY: LA Jews & Palestinians Decry Israel’s Killings of Journalists, ISM, Palesti (tags)
On Friday at Noon, wearing day-glow vests similar to those worn by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and journalists, who work in Gaza and the West Bank, members of Jewish & Palestinian peace organizations and their supporters will protest outside the Israeli Consulate.
Sharp Rise in Press Attacks in Afghanistan (tags)
Reporters in Afghanistan are being threatened with death if they do not stop critisizing government officials.
Iranian Culture minister calls for freedom of press (tags)
Speaking on the "World Day of Freedom of the Press," Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ahmad said that the war in Iraq proves the world has moved to a new phase of a free, multi-media press.
Comments to the FCC (tags)
Comments to the Federal Communications Commissioner Ownership Hearing - University of Southern California 4-28-03
SARS And Bioterrorism; Green Testifies on Voting Reform (tags)
Green news and opion updated daily
Of God and Liars (tags)
What has the pentagon said in this war that was true?
Inbedded Journalists Quiting Rolls (tags)
But the US military is not happy with this development. "We would really rather they did not do this," said Major Tim Blair, the US army officer in charge of the embed programme, citing safety concerns.
We'll be dancing (tags)
Allright, everyone, it's almost time for U.S. regime change again.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 4/11/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and Cuba.
Links to photos of Iraqi casaulties (tags)
Pictures we're not supposed to see; also: CAIRO — The Arab press accused the United States yesterday of “liquidating” reporters, whom the Americans were said to view as “annoying witnesses to the carnage” committed against Iraqi civilians.
Is Jubilation In Iraqi Streets Whole Story? What Comes Next? (Flashpoints Analysis) (tags)
Dennis Bernstein hosts three scholars to discuss recent events in Iraq and what comes next. mp3 of program segment attached. Runtime: 28:55, and 6.8 megs. Access to full program stream (lower quality) in real audio too
Media groups enraged over coalition attacks on journalists (tags)
Further information on the recent deaths of journalists killed by U.S. forces in Baghdad Tuesday has caused concern amongst major media outlets in addition to media watchdog groups
Spanish journalists stand up for fallen colleagues (tags)
When will American journalists learn to be so bold as to stand up for what's right?
Is The U.S. Silencing the Really Free Press? (tags)
The question is: Is the U.S. Government following an active policy of shutting down any outlet contradicting their Lies?
Journalists Killed In Iraq (tags)
U.S. attacked journalists at hotel and office in Iraq.
US-army attaks the hotel of internatinal journalists - 2 cameramen killed (tags)
The babarism of the US-army increases. Now they decided to attak the hotel, where most of the international journalists are working and the army was informed of the inhibitans of the hotel.
The Fascist Admiration Society Retreats (tags)
Geraldo Rivera‘s history of integrity
The Viet Cong Admiration Society Retreats (tags)
Peter Arnett's history of sedition
The rigged nation (tags)
During an attack to www.strike-free.net by an true patriot who have forgotten to be at frontline killing innocent people we are on air again as follows: http://www.strikefree.net http://strikefree.net http://strike-free.net http://strike-free.org
peter arnett says u.s. warplan a "failure" (tags)
nbc's peter arnett says u.s. warplan is a "failure"
The Pentagon will kill journalists (tags)
PENTAGON THREATENS TO KILL INDEPENDENT REPORTERS IN IRAQ
COLOMBIAN REPORTER TELLS ALL - TO U.S. PRESS (tags)
NEW YORK -- Colombian journalist Ignacio Gomez told a roomful of America's most influential journalists Tuesday how Washington-supported Colombian president Alvaro Uribe is connected to drug traffickers and how U.S. military trainers helped organize a massacre in his country.
Anti-War Activists: Info Source to be Available in English (tags)
The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network will soon be publishing and broadcasting in English. The location of Al Jazeera, as well as restrictions on Western journalists, could mean that Al Jazeera will be first to break news on an escalation of war on Iraq.
venezuala's press power (tags)
by maurice lemoine sept 11 2002
iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)
US media telling lies?
Journalism under attack in Argentina (tags)
Tense situation in occupied factory Zanon
Narco News Offers Journalism Scholarship (tags)
The Narco News website is offering a journalism class to several aspiring journalists.
Venezuela's press power abuse (tags)
This is an outstanding and well-documented analysis of the role that the private corporate capitalist media played in orchestrating the April 2002 coup against the democratically- elected Venezuelan government which is led by Hugo Chavez.
9/11 "Conspriacies" and How The Right and Left Try to Disprove Them (tags)
Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed of the Global Research Institute (a non-profit think tank) provides what is probably the best article and research on the U.S. government's pre-knowledge of the 9/11 attack, and how establishment journalists on both the right and left have made it their duty to disprove these facts.
Committee to Protect Journalists is a Fraud (tags)
I hope everyone reads this...
Open Letter To Committee to Protect Journalists (tags)
I write to inform you of specific acts and immediate threats against journalists in Venezuela, and to ask you 12 questions, as a journalist, about your organization's previous statements regarding press freedom issues in that country. I hope that your organization will take immediate action to defend these journalists at risk, and that you will offer full and honest answers to the 12 questions.
U.S. supports repressive regime in Nepal (tags)
In order to continue the "state of emergency" against the wishes of parliament, King Gyanendra dissolved parliament. The press is under strict censorship, and government security forces have been acting with impunity, engaging in torture and summary execution, and killing of noncombatants. Yet the U.S. has increased support for the Nepali state.
Israel the world worst place to be a journalist (tags)
At the top of the list is the West Bank, where Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's government has used extraordinary force to keep journalists from covering its recent military incursion
Journalists accuse Israel of media violation (tags)
"These have not been blunders but a deliberate policy of hiding from the world the truth of the Israeli army's violence and abuses,
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism (tags)
Pew Fellowships in International Journalism Offered to Journalists Interested in International Issues
Homeland Insecurity (tags)
The article describes one journalist's adventure in the new airport security state. CALIFORNIA JOURNALISTS PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the article are statements about the limits on government agency rights to confiscate documents, including film.
Robert Fisk: SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS (tags)
Slaughter of the innocent bolsters view that this is war against Islam.
Censorship of news in wartime is still censorship (tags)
The US administration began hacking at the foundations of the first amendment while the dust was still settling on the ruins of the World Trade Center, writes Veronica Forwood, chairwoman of the British branch of Reporters Sans Frontieres
Taleban show bomb devastation (BBC) (tags)
[Taleban escort for journalists visiting Afghanistan] International journalists are taken to a village in eastern Afghanistan where the Taleban say 200 residents were killed by US bombs.
Channel 8 Repoporter asks a good question? (tags)
Drawing of a local NBC reporter asking a good question
Channel 8 Repoporter asks a good question? (tags)
Drawing of an NBC reporter asking a good question
EXTRAEXTRA CORPORATE MEDIA LEACHING OFF OF POOR (tags)
THIS JUST IN SOME JOURNALISTS NOT DOING THEIR JOBS???
MEDIA IGNORE POLICE BRUTALITY AT THE DNC (tags)
Corporate Media journalists stood onstage at the Rage Against the Machine concert with IMC journalists as the police ordered dispersal on a lively but still peaceful crowd. When the crowd refused to disperse, teargas and rubber bullets were fired. Riot Geared officers on horseback panicked the crowd who rushed the fence.
If you trash, they will come (tags)