Category: Media

The Young Male Migrant

This photo essay focuses on the daily rituals of young, single, male Muslims I encountered across the Balkans. Through their often desperate, attempts to cross the heavily monitored Balkan borders,…
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The Growing Politicization of Media

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.…
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Columbia Journalism Panel Focuses on New Realities of Covering Conflicts

"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…
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How Western Media Hijacked Somali Pirates

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…
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With Increasing Numbers of Children in Need, Where’s the Syria Coverage?

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…
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Crimea and the Legality of Self-Determination

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…
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Where in the World is Flight MH370?

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…
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Can Banksy Save Syria?

This week, the street artist Banksy, with the support of a sizable contingent of the major international relief organizations and a number of celebrities begins an international media push to generate attention for…
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A Touch of Sin: A Panorama of Contemporary China

[caption id="attachment_1389" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Atouchofsin.com[/caption] 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.…
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Inside Za’atari Camp: A Photo Essay

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…
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Being Multicultural: On Gender Roles

[caption id="attachment_1156" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by: Marcela Gara[/caption] In 1993 my parents moved our family of five from Venezuela to the United States. I was only 5 years old. Somewhere…
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Days of Fighting and Days of Glory: a short film

[caption id="attachment_849" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photographed: 13-year-old film maker, Lucas Peixoto(Photo by Marcela Gara)[/caption] This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela…
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