While recent media attention has focused on the dangers facing journalists today, as well as trends toward polarization of media, comparatively little has been written about the politicization of media. On display in coverage of the conflicts in Syria, Ukraine […]
“As journalists. we are living through the most dangerous moment ever” said Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon addressing a packed room last night at Columbia School of Journalism. A panel discussion entitled “After James Foley – Covering Conflict When Journalists […]
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 […]
About a month ago, both Syrian government and opposition forces agreed to help enforce a UN resolution to allow humanitarian aid to reach the Syrian population, previously unreachable because of escalating violence between the government and opposing forces. Some sources […]
Depending on where you get your news, Crimean independence from Ukraine represents either the correction of a historic mistake that “reflects the aspirations of Crimea’s residents” or the breach of international law “violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” The truth lies somewhere in between. […]
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been missing for more than a week. The story is starting to seem more like an early episode of LOST, rather than a tragically bizarre incident involving 239 people […]
By Yiqing Wang “Do you understand your sin?” This is the last line of A Touch of Sin, and it spells out the film’s message. As told through the stories of four individuals’ tragic fates, director Jia Zhangke attempts to reveal […]
Ben Homer visited the Za’artari Refugee Camp in Jordan in August 2013. The media has seized on Za’atari Refugee camp as a focal point of the Syrian refugee crisis. Aerial photographs show the massive scale of the camp which today […]
In 1993 my parents moved our family of five from Venezuela to the United States. I was only 5 years old. Somewhere along the way, I began the struggle to define my own identity.
This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela of Maré in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Thousands of newsworthy events with global ramifications have already intrigued and distracted us in 2013. Yet in the spirit of reflection and analysis, we thought we’d present a last look at images that captured the momentous year gone by. Last […]