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Film 'Burma VJ' sheds light on media in a repressive environment PDF Print

Posted: 06 October 2009

Region: Asia and the Pacific

Independent media in the junta-run Union of Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation know formerly as Burma, is nearly a misnomer. But a new documentary, "Burma VJ," is devoted to telling the story of those who risk it all to report the truth.

 
Arab and Jew: The Need for an Engagement Plan PDF Print

Posted: September 30, 2009 

Region/Country: MENA

 “According to a poll conducted by Dr. Colin Irwin from the Institute of Irish Studies and the One Voice movement, 74 percent of Palestinians and 78 percent of Israelis would be willing to accept a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So, where are these people?” asks Kobi Skolnick, an Israeli who moved to a radical settlement in the West Bank during high school, and was a member of the Kahana youth movement that promoted Jewish power and regularly encouraged its members to assault Palestinians. During his army service he became aware of the complexity of the conflict and began to open his mind to other perspectives.

 

More info: http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=26128&lan=en&sid=0&sp=0&isNew=1

 
Arab journalists form network to promote democracy and human rights PDF Print

Date/Deadline/Posted: September 30

Region/Country: MENA

Thirty Arab journalists recently launched a network called "Democratic Journalists in the Arab World," in Amman, Jordan, according to Ilaf news Web site. The network will focus on promoting the principles of democracy and human rights in the Arab world. The network will also host training courses for journalists to learn modern skills in media and to observe and reveal the violations, suppression and corruption in the media field.

 For more info: http://www.elaph.com/Web/Politics/2009/7/465771.htm

 
Article on Lessons from early American conversations with Islam PDF Print

Posted: 30 September 2009 

Region/Country: America

Mokhtar Ghambou, professor of post-colonial studies and American literature at Yale University, explains how, since the country’s independence, American writers have engaged in cultural dialogue with Muslims and Arabs, giving a broader perspective on cultural differences and ways of understanding and holding them together.

 More info: http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=26032&lan=en&sid=1&sp=0&isNew=1

 
Why do local fixers risk their lives for other reporters’ stories? PDF Print

Date/Deadline/Posted: September 29

Region/Country: Afghanistan

On September 9, kidnapped New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell was rescued in northern Afghanistan. His fellow Afghan reporter and interpreter, however, 34-year-old Sultan Munadi, was killed in the raid.

The article examines how come that in the business of war reporting, local reporters and translators working with foreign news outlets often are the unfortunate victims of story gathering, especially in recent years.

 

 

 
Youth Views: A better tomorrow for Pakistan PDF Print

Posted: September, 15

Region/Country: Pakistan

The article by Murtaza Kumail Khwaja, the founder of Zimmedar Shehri (www.zimmedarshehri.com) and a fourth-year medical student at Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry in Lahore. This article was written for the Common Ground News Service (CGNews).

 
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