Category Archives: Corruption

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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Shaping Public Opinion

By Tim Allan The modern pace of the media in our society is faster than at any other point in human history. People face a constant influx of opinions, polls, and organizations fighting for influence.  It is a battle the group … Continue reading

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By Jesselle Macatiag Egypt currently has no laws to protect journalists and freedom of speech. That fact is becoming clear as the interim military government censures, detains and expels journalists who present opposing viewpoints. The Newseum World Press Freedom map … Continue reading

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Panda Diplomacy

by Anqi Hu China is famous for its pandas.  But there are actually quite a few pandas in the United States if you’d like to see them.  And  people around the world can now watch the new baby girl born … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2012: Debating Rather than Singing in Azerbaijan

by Gabby LaVerghetta Eurovision is still more than a month away, but the international song contest is already receiving plenty of press — about the press.  The issue at hand is whether the contest should play a role in freedom … Continue reading

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