Category Archives: News Websites

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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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 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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James Cameron Falls for an International Joke & Proves the Internet is One Big Game of Telephone

by Echo Xie When film director James Cameron was on The Colbert Report last month talking about his so-called “new” film, he told a story, with all seriousness (despite the venue), that Chinese authorities decided to cut out the nude … Continue reading

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RT vs. Al Jazeera: The Propaganda War Over the Syrian Revolt

by Rick Rockwell* For those who aren’t regular viewers of RT (formerly known as Russia Today), the Kremlin-financed information network, or to those who have not visited RT’s YouTube site you are missing some pretty heavy shelling in the propaganda … Continue reading

Posted in "Al-Akhbar", "Pravda", "Vremya", Al Jazeera, Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, BBC, China, CNN, Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Hackers, Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Propaganda, Qatar, RT, Russia, Satellite Television, Syria, Television, United Nations, United States, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments