Tag Archives: Israel

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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RT vs. Al Jazeera: The Propaganda War Over the Syrian Revolt

by Rick Rockwell* For those who aren’t regular viewers of RT (formerly known as Russia Today), the Kremlin-financed information network, or to those who have not visited RT’s YouTube site you are missing some pretty heavy shelling in the propaganda … Continue reading

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How Does Peace Journalism Apply to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

(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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Hunger Striker Khader Adnan, Saved by Twitter

by Fatemeh Shahkolahi This week, Palestinian activist Khader Adnan ended his 66-day hunger strike. According to Al Jazeera, the 33-year-old Palestinian was arrested under an Israeli military order and held without charges or trial. Adnan broke his hunger strike, which … Continue reading

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Hacking for Hugo: Cyberattacks, Twitter & Venezuelan Politics

by Rick Rockwell Nothing is more embarrassing in this digital era than having your electronic presence hacked.  In one of those unfortunate tropes on victimhood, the target of the hacking gets the blame. Now, imagine a government might be directing … Continue reading

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