MILITARY: A COUP, A MUTINY, KABUL AND THE MYSTERY OF "TOUCH-PINCH-PINCH": FIJIıS COLONEL TARAKINIKINI
Pacific Islands Report: 16 December 2001
By Michael Field
In Afghanistan's war-ravaged capital Kabul this United Nation's soldier might attract only passing attention, but in the South Pacific, rumor, intrigue and unanswered questions surround him. Republic of Fiji Military Forces Lieutenant Colonel Filipo Tarakinikini was last year almost as well known as failed coup plotter George Speight. Now a peacekeeping planning officer with the UN in New York and part of their mission to Afghanistan, his superiors want him back to face an uncertain future.
CENSORSHIP: GUAM WOMEN BURN MAGAZINES IN PROTEST
Pacific Daily News: 15 December 2001
By Scott Radway
Local leaders have burned Marie-Claire magazines in a black barbecue in protest over an article in the international women's magazine they claim defames Guam women. "This is an outrage. It is an insult to the women of Guam," Trini Torres, the spokeswoman for Colonized Chamoru Coalition, told a crowd of about 30 gathered in Latte Park.
MEDIA: ETHICS GUIDELINES IN WAKE OF TERRORISM CRISIS
Budapest Post: 13 December 2001
By Charles Fletcher
A comprehensive set of guidelines for broadcast media reporters in Hungary has been launched in the wake of the global crisis on terrorism. No set of guidelines were in existence to help broadcasters deal with the catastrophe that unfolded when hijackers slammed planes into New York and Washington. It happened too fast, left a world traumatised and television news operations such as ITN in the UK chose to forego hitherto stances of never broadcasting live pictures of people being killed.
MEDIA: RACE, VIOLENCE AND THE MEDIA IN CONFLICT
MediaChannel: 12 December 2001
When headlines in Australia screamed "Muslim Rape Gangs!" did
they incite more violence? Can Australian media cover race without
resorting to racism? A MediaChannel exclusive by Nadya Stani.
In this global conflict, are the news media too controlled and too
biased to help us understand the true consequences in Afghanistan,
the United States and wherever the war spreads next?
* U.S. Media: Covering Up Thousands Of Afghan Deaths?
* Why The Web Is Perfect For Propaganda
* And much, much more...
In "The Skeptical Environmentalist," Bjorn Lomborg denounced the
warnings of Nobel and other scientists. And an all-too-eager press
swallowed his conclusions whole.
(From TomPaine, World Resources Institute)