Category Archives: Newspapers

Banksy Carries Torch for Graffiti Against Police at London Olympics

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Writing and painting on walls shows some of the oldest, most public forms of expression. Banksy, probably the most popular anonymous graffiti artist today, said that “a wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Choking Free Expression in Turkey

by Gabby LaVerghetta Turkey’s The Daily Hürriyet reported earlier this month that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) proposed a set of changes to the Constitution Conciliation Council that would severely limit freedom of the press. The changes would … 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

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Web Publishing: The New York Times Goes Chinese

by Gabby LaVerghetta The New York Times launched a Chinese-language website this week. The site will feature roughly 30 new articles per day, most of which will be translated from English. The rest of the content will be produced in … 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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