Category Archives: North Africa

Leveraging Guilt: The Kony 2012 Campaign & the Militarization of Africa

by Dan Gordon* Special to Sutradhar’s Market In 1877, the British Empire was at the height of its glory, the Spanish Empire would soon collapse, and a young Oxford student named Cecil Rhodes was writhing in the dirt, gripped by … Continue reading

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Social Media: Privacy Controls and Perceptions Across Cultures

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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Graphic Images: Burying Gaddafi’s Corpse or Putting it on the Front Page?

by Jessica Andrews In the morning, you sit down and open the newspaper, and before you can even get your morning cup of coffee, you’re confronted with a bloody body. Depending where in the world you wake up, this may … Continue reading

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Searching for Truth in a World of Death, Violence & Media Voyeurism

by Corey Smith Depictions of violence and even death are oftentimes sensitive subjects to broach. However, when viewed under the lens of the media, these topics gain a unique sense of importance in that audiences can be extremely receptive, perhaps … Continue reading

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