Category Archives: United Nations

The Kony 2012 Campaign: A Manhunt Goes Viral

by Ginnie Seger Have social media transformed the way the world can leverage its power towards issues of social justice? This is a question often pondered on this blog and by many researchers who analyze the power information and action … Continue reading

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Examining Why the Media Ignore Refugees in America

(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

Posted in Books, International Rescue Committee, Media, Refugees International, UNHCR, United Nations, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Guatemala’s Image from Inside the Tourist Bubble

by Rick Rockwell Kenny G. is softly wafting over the speakers inside El Sabor del Tiempo in Antigua, Guatemala.  A group of French women are chattering as they make their way through the Old World-style bistro.  A look at the … Continue reading

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Re-examining the Media & the Military in Guatemala

by Rick Rockwell After a recent speech at a seminar session* with high-ranking military officers, members of defense ministries, military experts, and diplomats from Latin America, I could tell the question-answer segment wasn’t going to go well.  Immediately, an officer from … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Corruption, Drug War, Free Speech, Guatemala, Human Rights, Journalism, Self-Censorship, United Nations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Durban: Watching the U.N. Climate Conference with OneClimate

This page has a simple but important mission: link this international media blog to one of the most important international events of 2011, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. We undertake this mission as a node … Continue reading

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