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By Matt Baron
As the largest Islamic constitutional republic in the world, Pakistan has always had a very divergent relationship with the United States. While fairly unpopular among the Pakistani citizenry, America has often come to rely upon the nation’s leadership, especially in the past decade. Though the alliance is logistically critical to both parties, it has not always been the most honest. The worst kept secret so far is that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) frequently colludes with and shelters extremist leaders. In response, the U.S. has progressively increased their …
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By Safiya Merchant
The recent sexual assault of CBS News correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo, Egypt is a painful reminder of the struggles female foreign correspondents often have to endure while on assignment. Besides finding sources, covering their stories, and staying away from the violence of war-torn lands, they must also protect their bodies from being abused or exploited. According to The New York Times, Logan was viciously attacked the day that the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. While covering the celebrations, a mob of more than …
By Will McChesney
You don’t have to have a triple-digit IQ to realize that the next few weeks will be crucial for the future of Europe.
The continued failure of Europe’s leaders to restore short-term faith to its markets has led to infighting and harsh strain on less-powerful, peripheral states. Without any long-term plan, individual nations have continued to bicker about exactly where relief should come from. Governments of prosperous states such as Germany, Finland and the Netherlands argue that their taxpayers should not bear the weight of failing markets in Ireland …
JOSHUA WASYLCIW, RYAN FONTAINE, KAYLEIGH RIDDELL
[Winter 2008, Volume IX, Issue II]
THE MANIPULATION AND ALTERATION OF SPEECH
“The Devil came here yesterday, right here. It still smells of sulphur today. Yesterday on the rostrum the President of the United States, whom I refer to as the Devil, talked as if he owned the world. It would be appropriate to have a psychiatrist analyze yesterday’s address by the President of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism he came to share his prescriptions of preserving the current pattern of domination, exploitation and …
There are two immutable facts about media reporting on Haiti. The first is that Haiti must always be referred to as “that troubled nation” or “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere” in the opening sentences of a segment. The second is that media interest only surges when Haiti is struck by a man-made or natural catastrophe such as a coup d’état or a hurricane, as was the case in February and September 2004.
Literature on the subject tends to focus either on the ways in which the events of September 11 were interpreted and portrayed or on the corresponding legislative and policy decisions, without analyzing the link between the stages.
A look at why organizations succeed or fail in crisis response.
Is international intervention to blame for failures in Haiti?
Why Hugo Chavez’s rhetoric cannot pose a serious threat to the United States, and why the United States need not overreact.
[Fall 2006, Volume VIII]
With over $97 billion dollars in damage, Hurricane Katrina has been named the “single costliest insured event in the U.S. history.”i2 About 90,000 miles of coastline have been destroyed; more than 1.1 million people were displaced; at least 1,300 died; and more than 2,000 lives are still unaccounted for. This alone should have been disturbing enough; but even more alarming was the glaring inability of the public and nonprofit sector to organize a fast and effective response to the crisis. From breakdowns in communications and …