Category Archives: Ethics

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

Posted in BBC, Burma, Censorship, Corruption, Democracy, East Asia, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Campaigns, Immigration, International Affaris, Journalism, Laws, Media, Media Framing, Myanmar, News Websites, Violence | Leave a comment

Online Charm of Pope Francis

       By Violet Jiang Pope Francis is changing the way non-Catholic people like me look at the Church. Despite the fact that I go to temples and pay tribute from time to time in vacation mode, I was … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry & the Ever Entertaining Rupert Murdoch

by Rick Rockwell The Columbia Journalism Review has decided that Rupert Murdoch didn’t so much as testify in front of the U.K.’s Leveson Inquiry last week, instead the media mogul put on a smashing performance.  No disagreement here with that … Continue reading

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Journalists & Hacking: The Scandal Grows

by Rick Rockwell The hacking scandal that has consumed British journalism added a few new pages this past week.  Increasingly, James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch seems to be realizing he may be the fall guy. This … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Declines Jihadist Snuff Video

by Gabby LaVerghetta If a news organization is in possession of authentic images or video footage of a newsworthy event, should it air them? The question is so intriguing because every scenario must be evaluated individually. Al Jazeera faced such … Continue reading

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