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Zuccotti Park – Safe and Completely Empty

January 12th, 2012 · No Comments

On December 27, 2011, it was a damp but impressively warm (high of 57 degrees, way above normal) in New York.  The streets in the financial district were packed with tourists at the World Trade Center site to see the new buildings rising, and shoppers filled the nearby Century 21 department store, picking over the […]

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Tags: International News · Labor News · Occupy Wall Street · Politics

US News Media on Mubarak Speech: Picking the Soundbite, Missing the Point

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

The big news on Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s historic Feb. 1 televised speech, according to most U.S. news media,  is that he decided he would not run for reelection in September.  In Mubarak’s less-than-categorical words,  “I say in all honesty and regardless of the current situation that I did not intend to nominate myself for […]

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Tags: International News · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics

Google and Competitors Do Evil: Collaborating on China’s Great Firewall

March 9th, 2006 · No Comments

Yet, if evil is censoring information to appease Chinese authorities, then evil has already been done. Earlier this year, Google admitted to creating a new search engine for the China market, Google.cn, that filters out offending sites, including many relating to Tibetan independence, the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Falun Gong religion, and even BBC News.

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Tags: International News · Internet · Journalism Ethics · Media Economics

Colin Powell’s Hungarian Rhapsody

August 3rd, 2004 · No Comments

What was scarcely reported about Powell’s visit (and what the State Department doesn’t want you to know) is that Hungary is likely to bring their 350 troops home at the end of this year, regardless of Powell’s appearance here. Already this year, at least five nations have dropped out of the “coalition of the willing,” and Hungary (along with the Czech Republic to the north) are soon destined to join the coalition of the unwilling.

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Tags: International News · Journalism Ethics