posted by Sasha Schwendenwein
The 17 Afghan civilians allegedly shot and burned in March by American soldier Robert Bales strained relations between the United States and Afghanistan. The media framing of the event—and the search for answers behind it—also has been very different between the two countries.
posted by Salim Essaid, Dalal Mawad and Anna Irrera Irrera
Many loyal Al Jazeera English viewers worldwide are drawn to the television network because of its insightful coverage of last year’s Arab Spring uprisings – and its in-depth reporting from the developing world. Since its creation in 2006, the Qatari-based English-language channel has deployed its resources around the world to fulfill a goal of being “the voice of the global south,” though it has done so with a distinctive Western style. The tagline “This is Al Jazeera” echoes James Earl Jones’ signature “This is CNN.” One of its flagship shows, “Inside Story,” analyzes the news of the day by presenting the kind of...
posted by Jocelyne Sambira
Twitter fever has gone from the masses to Hollywood. Now global diplomats at the UN are the latest to be hit by the bug, creating new ways to cooperate–or jab each other.
New media tools were for a long time used sparingly by foreign missions, usually to distribute official statements....