Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Media & the Military: A Question of Access

by Rick Rockwell Why does it matter who is considered a journalist? This author was confronted with that question during a recent seminar session with high-ranking military officers, members of defense ministries, military experts, and diplomats from Latin America.* (For … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Citizen Journalists, Drug War, Embedded Journalists, Free Speech, Guatemala, Internet, Journalism, Latin America, Media, Mexico, Social Media, Transparency, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Re-examining the Media & the Military in Guatemala

by Rick Rockwell After a recent speech at a seminar session* with high-ranking military officers, members of defense ministries, military experts, and diplomats from Latin America, I could tell the question-answer segment wasn’t going to go well.  Immediately, an officer from … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Corruption, Drug War, Free Speech, Guatemala, Human Rights, Journalism, Self-Censorship, United Nations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Focusing on the Media of the Ethiopian Diaspora

by Ginnie Seger It’s a familiar setting: an office full of eager journalists editing video and reviewing drafts while a busy producer oversees the activities of the day.  But what you might not expect is that many of these journalists … Continue reading

Posted in Committee to Protect Journalists, Diaspora Communication, Ethiopia, Journalism, Newspapers, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Film Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

(Editor’s Note: The following review may contain spoilers.  Please read on at your own risk.) by Becky Mezzanotte Back in September, I wrote a post (please see: “Warning! May Contain Spoilers (Or Can a Global Internet Society Keep Secrets?)”) about … Continue reading

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Listening to Egyptian Voices on the Arab Spring

by Rick Rockwell They spoke of their dreams, their frustrations, and their eagerness to learn. In turn, their hosts asked them to teach and inform.  That’s what can happen in a casual discussion over pizza. In this case, the visitors … Continue reading

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