Category Archives: YouTube

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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Syria’s SNN: An Alternative Voice

by Gabby LaVerghetta One of the major sources of the violent images and videos coming out of Syria has been SNN. No, that’s not a typo. SNN stands for the Shaam News Network, a Damascus-based media aggregator of citizen journalism … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez: What’s So Bad About Governing Via Twitter?

by Gabby LaVerghetta How would you react if your president ran the government over Twitter? Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has recently adopted the social network as his primary mode of communication. Chavez, who has been in Cuba on and off … Continue reading

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Kony 2012: Lessons Learned?

by Ginnie Seger Shakespearean dramas often feature the archetype of the tragic hero, a character who possesses qualities of enthusiasm and ambition; yet their ultimate downfall is tied to what Aristotle called “an act of injustice” or hamartia, which is … Continue reading

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News Framing & Xenophobia: How Can a Hijab be a Threat?

by Fatemeh Shahkolahi I take issue with what the media in the United States decide to cover. I have a problem with what the media term to be “newsworthy.” I don’t appreciate the framing of some news stories, especially when … Continue reading

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