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About rickrockwell2011

Rick Rockwell is the Director of the School of Communication’s International Media program at American University. Rockwell is an award-winning journalist and author. His book, Media Power in Central America, won an award from the American Library Association. Please see the additional links for a full profile.

Connect4Climate’s New Video Challenge

The Connect4Climate team at the World Bank is interested in moving the needle in new directions when it comes to development communication.  Not content with the standard fare of public service announcements and dry top-down communication, the bank’s innovation for … Continue reading

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Letter from Mexico: Carlos Marín & the Elections

by Rick Rockwell Carlos Marín has become both a symbol and a propaganda tool during Mexico’s elections.  As this is being written, millions of Mexicans are at the polls, voting for a new president.  Although he’s not on the ballot, … Continue reading

Posted in "Excelsior", "Milenio" (magazine), "Milenio" (newspaper), "Proceso", Drug War, Free Speech, Grupo Milenio, Grupos Multimedios, Journalism, Mexico, PAN, PRD, PRI, Reporters Without Borders, Televisa, Television, TV Azteca, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Letter from El Salvador: Lafitte Fernandez in Transition

by Rick Rockwell Change is underway in the Salvadoran media system on many levels, but this brief note is about one significant transition that needs recording.  Although this author only really has half the story, it’s an important half to … Continue reading

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Letter from Mexico: Carlos Marín & the Elections — When Mexico’s most famous journalist gets verbally assaulted by a mob after a political rally it resonates through the political system.  But as usual, what is going on in Mexico is … Continue reading

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Letter from Honduras: The Villatoro Case

by Rick Rockwell The case of Alfredo Villatoro, the assassinated journalist who headed the news operations at the country’s most popular radio network HRN, has galvanized the journalism community in Honduras.  (For more background on the case, please see:  “Honduras … Continue reading

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