Friday, April 3, 2020

U.K. FILMMAKER DISRUPTS HEARING AS BLAIR TESTIFIES

May 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A documentary filmmaker interrupted today’s (Monday) session of the Leveson hearing into British journalistic ethics as former Prime Minister Tony Blair was testifying. The filmmaker, David Lawley Wakelin, shouted, “This man is a war criminal” before being apprehended by security staff and removed from the hearing room. He had entered it through a door reserved […]

VIEWERS FOR BBC’S ARABIC BROADCASTS INCREASE 80 PERCENT

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While state-controlled broadcasters have attempted to buttress the besieged Arab regimes caught up in uprisings across North Africa, the BBC’s Arabic-language broadcasts have increased their audiences 80 percent, according to a study by the International Audience Research Program (IARP) conducted in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco. The biggest increase was seen in […]

LITTLE LIGHT SHED ON JOURNALIST KILLINGS IN IRAQ

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The war logs released by WikiLeaks on Friday shed little additional light on the deaths of journalists killed by the U.S. military during the Iraq War. Britain’s Guardian newspaper, which was given prior access to the documents, reported that they show that reporter Asaad Kadhim, who worked for the U.S. funded TV station al-Iraqiya, and […]

MORE TV REPORTERS GUNNED DOWN IN IRAQ

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Insurgent gunmen in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday shot and killed two TV reporters, Safah Abdul Hameed (aka Safa al-Din Abdel Hamid) and Safaa al-Khaiyatt, as they were leaving for work at the al-Mosuliyah satellite TV station. (The reports were somewhat confusing and may have referred to a single incident involving a […]

MADDOW: WHEN ANCHORS TRAVEL, THEIR RATINGS SHRINK

September 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the widespread perception that TV news organizations send their top anchors to scenes of major events in order to boost their ratings, the opposite may be the result. Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show on NBC, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow conceded that her on-the-scene reports about the pullout of the last combat troops […]

IRAQ PULL-OUT: AN NBC EXCLUSIVE?

August 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Amid complaints that the Obama administration granted MSNBC exclusive privileges to cover the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman has told Yahoo News that MSNBC received no such privilege and that it treated its application to cover the pullout “a normal press request.” If the cable news channel’s four hours of live coverage turned […]