Tag Archives: European Union

Germany and the Refugee Crisis

By Shirin Yaseen One door closes, another door opens. Middle Eastern refugees are now flooding Eastern European countries. When Hungary builds a fence to stop the migrants, they find another way through Croatia or Romania. The road is long, and … Continue reading

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The Icelandic Model

By Katie L. Wallace “People, fight, they’re drinking your blood,” chant protesters in Greece.  These stark words offer a glimpse into the grim reality faced by people throughout Europe as further proposals mandating increased austerity measures go before the parliaments … 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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Italy’s TV Made of Words

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez For many years, Italian television has had a pretty bad reputation. Discussions about the small screen in Italy often end up highlighting concerns about, for example, the political consequences of concentrated media ownership,  or the representation of … Continue reading

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Iran’s Electronic Curtain

by Gabby LaVerghetta A new curtain has descended between the East and West. This time it’s electronic. To commemorate the Persian New Year, called Nowruz, this week President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube message to the Iranian people.  In the … Continue reading

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