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By David Michael Newstead  

Media coverage about West Africa is rarely positive and recent news from the region has been no exception. But this month, a new book by Barnaby Phillips highlights the significant contributions of West African soldiers to the Second World War. 343 more words

Josh Rushing and the North Dakota Humanities Council

I’m in my 4th year of board membership with the North Dakota Humanities Council, and it is a duty I feel a privilege to be part of. 495 more words

Divided Haiti bids farewell to Duvalier -- Al Jazeera English

“It’s a small victory in many ways for the opponents of the Duvalier regime that he’s not being given the honour of a state funeral,” Alex Dupuy, a Haiti-born sociologist who teaches at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, said by telephone.”To have a state funeral for him would have signalled perhaps a sort of vindication of what that regime represented rather than a condemnation of it.”There were no protesters at Duvalier’s funeral, but victims of his regime organised a sit-in at his former party’s headquarters.Duvalier became president in 1971 at age 19 when his father, dictator Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, died from a sudden illness.”Baby Doc” presided over a regime widely acknowledged as brutal and corrupt until he was ousted by a popular uprising in 1986. 73 more words


A look at Pakistan's amazingly lucrative scorpion trade

Scorpions are in high demand for researchers from the US and EU for the venom they possess, which can be used as an ingredient to develop compounds for… 258 more words

All We Are Saying is Give Peace Journalism a Chance

I think it’s fairly safe to say that the news frames the way we see the world. By choosing what to report and how to report it, news media holds tremendous power over what is debated within public spheres, which in itself becomes problematic as the global news becomes increasingly dominated by the social, political, and economical interests of the global West ( 545 more words


Qatar Awareness Campaign - The Stream

Ms. Malika Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke

Al Jazeera English

PO Box 23127

Doha – Qatar

Dear Ms. Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the… 452 more words

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