Tag Archives: Journalism

National security, public interest, Manning, Assange and Wikileaks

11 Dec

National security is usually an overriding reason given by governments to suppress information or persecute those who choose to release these information to the public. Yet, when it comes to defining national security, most officials would have a difficult time, trying to justify the need to classify these information as confidential.

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John Pilger wins Sydney Peace Prize

5 Aug

John Pilger has won the 2009 Sydney Peace Prize.

I think he deserves the award for having written books and produced  documentaries extensively on global justice issues ranging from the military regime in Burma to the Occupied Territories.

It is time to read his books if you have never done so. Go watch his documentaries. Start with ‘The War on Democracy’ which won the 2008 One World Award.

Here is what the jury of the Sydney Peace Prize has to say about him:

‘For work as an author, film-maker and journalist as well as for courage as a foreign and war correspondent in enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard. For commitment to peace with justice by exposing and holding governments to account for human rights abuses and for fearless challenges to censorship in any form.

Journalists Targeted For Their Work…

20 Jun

Al Jazeera English, which has recently won the Golden Nymph award for ‘Best 24 Hour News Programme’ at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, was commended for its reporting, especially that of Nour Odeh, Al Jazeera’s Gaza correspondent, for her bravery in reporting on the Occupied Territory. It is not an exaggeration that the news network, in its short span of existence, has produced some of the most incisive and contemporary groundbreaking news.

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