Kenya Media Invasion Apr22

Kenya Media Invasion

  Global state-funded television news channels like Al Jazeera, China’s CCTV and RT (formerly Russia Today) have proliferated in recent years — and now they’re expanding, with a host of new services that tailor the news to local interests. Al Jazeera, for example, has hired close to 200 people for an all-Turkish channel. RT now offers Spanish-language reports. And at CCTV, programs that debuted early this year include “Biz Asia America,” a daily business show targeted at the U.S., and “Americas Now,” a weekly newsmagazine for Latin America. But one of the busiest new markets for the global...

Charles Sennott on International Reporting

Charlie Sennott has worked as a foreign correspondent for the last 25 years, traveling to over 15 countries including England, Israel, Afghanistan and Egypt. He’s also the vice president, co-founder and executive editor of GlobalPost. The website began out of the collapse of the newspaper industry and resulting closure of many international bureaus. GlobalPost currently has correspondents in more than 50 countries and has roughly 2 million unique visitors per month. Its goal is to bring original content from all corners of the world to the American public. Produced for Columbia News Tonight. Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver is a student at...

An Assignment Worse Than Hell

Syria’s 544-mile border with Turkey has long been a common path for illegal entry or exit. These days, that border has drawn a new group of illegal entrants to Syria: foreign correspondents covering a nearly year-old conflict that seems to grow bloodier by the week. As the civil war in Syria intensifies, it has become the only pathway foreign journalists can use to sneak in under the nose of Syrian authorities who are determined to keep out foreign press. Very few visas are granted to the foreign correspondents — which is why reporters from the BBC, the New York Times, CBS, and other news outlets have taken the clandestine...