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NSA Reports Lead 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Today, U.S. journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prizes, paid tribute to the The Guardian US and The Washington Post, both of which shocked the world with their coverage of the National Security Agency’s surveillance state, based on thousands of documents shared with them by whistleblower Edward Snowden. This page features selected interviews from our related coverage on Democracy Now!. The prestigious ...

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Stay human, the Reading Movie

Review: Stay human, the Reading Movie - a historical document of a crime against humanity This work diverges from any known genre explored so far including documentary, fiction, docufiction, and theatre lecturing. ‘Stay Human’ is a pioneer piece of work in a new film genre: the ‘Reading Movie’. ‘Stay Human – The Reading Movie’ features the reading of the book 'Gaza - Restiamo Umani' (‘Gaza - Stay Human’) in ...

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Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter who works Al-Jazeera and for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.” At the same time in Cairo, the trial of 20 Al-Jazeera journalists was adjourned for the fifth time after another hearing today. Journalists con ...

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Closing media enterprises in northeast India

When the media fraternity of Assam intensifies its activities for electoral coverage relating to India's national election for 16th Lok Sabha starting on April 7, the sad news broke. The management of Shillong Times Private limited has closed down the publication of Sangbad Lahari, a Bengali daily newspaper simultaneously published from Guwahati and Shillong. By Nava J. Thakuria As the closure notice (Ref n ...

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In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence Susana Pacara, one of the founders of Radio Lachiwana in Cochabamba, Bolivia, believes that communication work is a key part of the defense of territory. She doesn’t mean this in an abstract way. Over the years, Pacara has fought the privatization of water, the construction of mega highways and the attacks on the rights of coca growers. She’s braved tear gas and repressio ...

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Leaving your wifi on can seriously damage your privacy (and even your data)

Do you have a Smartphone, tablet, or any other wifi enabled precious gadget? Do you leave the wifi connectivity always on or use free services from shopping centres, cafes, etc? Then you may or may not be aware that other people can tap into your device, send you unwanted adverts and even get hold of your emails and data. We are not talking about the well publicised spying from secret services working for g ...

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The Decline of the Middle Class

By Roberto Savio San Salvador, Bahamas, March 2014 — It is now generally accepted that the North-South divide created at the end of the colonial era and the coalition of New Countries against the powerful North of the world ended with the arrival of globalization. There are now areas of the Third World inside the North, and areas of the North inside the South. The world is no longer bipolar, with the two bi ...

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Brazil Parliament to Vote Tuesday on New Internet Regulations

Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Despite agreement reached regarding Internet regulations in Brazil, President of the Chamber of Deputies Henrique Eduardo Alves has postponed the vote until next Tuesday. Several groups were pleased with the changes to the proposal, presented four years ago, but reinforced after reports of espionage in Brazil by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Justice minister José ...

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Bangladesh’s ICC T20 opening event absolutely ‘not cricket’

Opening inaugural ceremony of the  International Cricket Council’s 2014 ICC T20 World Cup spawned a rumbling reaction among the Bangladeshi masses that showed up on 13th March, 2014 at Bangabandhu National Stadium. Promoting the event as a BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) celebration concert yet brazenly endowing the floor to the foreign artists despite the country  flaunting enough local musicians. The Acade ...

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Edward Snowden, TED speaker

TEDx Conference, Vancouver: Here's how we take back the Internet In 2013 Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified American National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens' rights to privacy on the Internet. Why you should listen Edward Snowden was just about to turn 28 when his face was suddenly splashed across every major newspaper in the US. In the summer of 2013 The ...

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