Category Archives: BBC

Burma’s media: dramas in the transition

By Ye Kaung Myint Maung Burma’s (Myanmar) media industry was crippled by repressive censorship rules of the dictatorship government for more than two decades. So the ruling military’s recent U-turn decision to allow democratic elections and restore civilian government surprised … Continue reading

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Trek Out of Africa

By Kristine Deveza Data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) shows Africa produces the largest number of migrants in the world.  Some of these migrants are internal- and regional-refugees fleeing ethnic conflict, political persecution, food shortages and drought.  Others … Continue reading

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Saving Undershaw: Holmes Fans Unite

by Becky Mezzanotte What do you get when you cross a historical building in need of saving and a worldwide group of fans about a particular Victorian novel? If you guessed a book of fan-written stories about Sherlock Holmes with … Continue reading

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Television Retrospective: Stuart: A Life Backwards

by Becky Mezzanotte Stuart: A Life Backwards, a made-for-television film co-produced by the BBC and HBO from 2007, tells the true story of Alexander Masters, a volunteer at a homeless shelter, his friendship with Stuart Shorter, a homeless man who … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives: Televised Sports in the U.K.

by Becky Mezzanotte Recently, I found myself in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland called Tron. It was here that I would actually experience media in the U.K. as my friends and I gathered in around a table to watch the … Continue reading

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