WASHINGTON, DC, 16 February 2017 — I conducted a presentation today at American University’s School of Communication, where I work. I called it, “War, Peace and Technology.” You can see a video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch…

You may have to pick up the piece at Time Code 1:21:10.



Photo/File/Courtesy/Nairobi News/ James Starkey

Wednesday, February 8, 2017: “On December 8, 2016, British journalist Jerome Starkey was detained and deported by the Kenyan government with no explanation. Amnesty International highlights the struggles of Starkey and other journalists working in the country. Learn about what human rights organizations are doing to promote freedom of press in the East Africa nation.”

Read the full article here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/02/kenya-end-media-crackdown-and-allow-british-journalist-to-return/




(Harrison McClary/Reuters)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017: “The Trump administration is making journalism a very difficult, hostile profession to work in. The conversation.com compares journalism’s struggles in the United States to the situations in Turkey, Egypt, China, Zimbabwe, and Russia. Learn how media outlets are adapting to the new administration.”

Read full article here: http://theconversation.com/behind-enemy-lines-will-trumps-america-become-hostile-territory-for-journalists-72594




Francis Vachon/Canadian Press

Tuesday, February 7, 2017: “As the American media faces scrutiny under the Trump administration, Canada has the ability to produce and lead with quality, cutting edge journalism. Anita Li of policyoptions.org writes that Canada can be a beacon of liberalism and morality amidst the surge of right wing populism emerging in the United States and Europe.”

Read the full Article here: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/february-2017/canada-as-a-global-leader-in-journalism/




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Tuesday, February 7, 2017: “Egyptian Foreign Ministry praises the Trump administration for their criticism of the global media’s lack of coverage on terrorist attacks around the world. The Egyptian ministry hopes the international community will work together to combat all occurrence of terrorism and not just the ones connected to agenda.”

Read the full article here: http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egypt-praises-trump-s-criticism-foreign-media-terrorism-reporting



foreigndesknews.com/ LISA DAFTARI



Monday, January 30, 2017: ” Czech journalist Petr Jasek faces life in prison after the Sudanese court charged him with espionage. Jasek was stopped by Sudanese security forces at the airport in Khartoum and arrested for carrying written and video material pertaining to armed conflicts in the Nuba mountain region where the government has allegedly targeted civilians.”

Read the full article here: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article61524




Reese Erlich/ Twitter/ @ReeseErlich

Thursday, February 2, 2017: ” Reese Erlich, seasoned foreign correspondent and freelancer who has covered Syria, Iraq, and Iran, talks to the Brown University campus about his experiences, the Trump administration, and foreign policy. ”

Read the full article here: http://www.browndailyherald.com/2017/02/02/foreign-correspondent-talks-situation-syria-trumps-executive-orders/