Last year, Belgian undercover agents posing as a film crew contacted Mohamed Abdi Hassan, leader of a successful Somali pirate gang. The agents spent months convincing a skeptical Hassan to be in a documentary, then arrested him as soon as he landed […]
The Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, in partnership with the Revenue Watch Institute, is hosting “Shedding Light on the Resource Curse: Pursuing Accountability for Mineral and Oil Based Corruption,” next Friday, April 4. The guest speaker is […]
When private-run daily newspapers finally made it to the newsstands in Myanmar last Monday for the first time in 50 years, Myanmar nationals and press freedom advocates had reason to celebrate. Before April 1, state-controlled media in Myanmar had a […]
Inspired by the upcoming Academy Awards, the New Context staff is reviewing international films. “5 Broken Cameras” is nominated for the Oscar in the Documentary Feature category.
South Korea’s strong third-party independent sold out. In a “razor-thin” presidential race to be settled on December 19, political pragmatism has trumped third party idealism in an effort to thwart a conservative victory.