Search Results for "journalist" : 49

by / on April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/13-04/18

…etween Russia and the West. Speaking on his own experiences as an international correspondent and well-travelled journalist, Kirchick spoke about the necessity of creating a brand image for a journalist and the changing nature of the media industry. Interacting with CIRCA Vice President for Academics Benjamin Rimland, Kirchick also talked about the growing importance of Twitter in the media industry and about the rising importance of opinionated…

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by / on November 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

In the Search for Truth

…media, Pakistan is, in the words of Anatol Lieven, a “hard country.” This is most true, perhaps, for journalists. Pakistan consistently ranks in the top five worst countries for journalism. More journalists are killed in Pakistan than almost anywhere else, and very little is done, in terms of legislative or executive capacities, to change this. Hard data is very difficult to come by, and estimates of the extent of violence against jou…

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by / on April 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Euna Lee on Human Rights

by On Friday night, the Columbia University chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LINK) presented a night with journalist, activist, and former North Korea detainee Euna Lee. She spoke about her own story as a reporter and activist (including her detention in Pyongyang), as well as the harrowing and inspiring stories of brave North Korean defectors, and outlined ways in which the foreign community can support the efforts of defectors, det…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:12 am / in Middle East, World

Divided by Definition

…ce of such inconsistent language is not only a hindrance in diplomatic contexts; it also creates a challenge for journalists who strive for impartiality and fairness in their coverage of the conflict. Unintentionally or deliberately, a reporter’s use of particularly loaded terms could suggest sympathy for one side. In light of this difficulty, the BBC published a list of key terms in 2010 to serve as a guide to facts and terminology for its journ…

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by / on February 20, 2011 at 4:46 am / in World

Why the Journalists Matter

…tographer Khalil Hamra is injured in Tahrir Square on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abed) On January 29, Egyptian journalist Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud was shot in the head by a sniper as he stepped out on his office balcony to take video of an altercation between security forces and protesters. He died six days later. Somewhere in the depths of the internet about a week ago I read a comment that posed the question, Why do we care about the journalists…

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by / on December 1, 2003 at 10:10 am / in Book Review, Domestic, Election

The Anti-Politicians

by Most political journalists would not lend their press credentials to radical leftist drunkards they’d met at a bar the night before. Hunter S. Thompson is not most political journalists, though. He is crazy, and so was the man who received his ID during the 1972 Democratic primary campaign. The next day, this counterfeit journalist boarded a campaign bus, physically and verbally assaulted the other reporters on the train, and grabbe…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

by Monday, October 20th   To lose without fighting? The US, China, Southeast Asia and the South China Sea 12:00pm – 1:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Brown Bag Lecture featuring Bill Hayton, reporter at BBC. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the APEC Study Center, SEASI, and Asia American Journalists Association at Columbia. For further information regarding this event, please contact […]

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by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

by Tuesday, March 25 The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics 4:00pm – 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, room 918 Join us for a conversation between Alfred Stepan and Duncan McCargo on their forthcoming article in the Journal of Democracy, The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics. To read a copy of the article prior to this convers…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

by Monday, October 27th Conversation with Istvan Deak: “Life in War and Peace” 12:00pm – 1:15pm International Affairs Bulding, Room 1219 Please join us for lunch Conversation with Istvan Deak, who will share his unique experience with events that many head read about, but few lived. The large concepts of war, political transition, emigration all have personal stories behind them. We will discuss heroism and on the bac…

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by / on March 28, 2015 at 1:06 am / in Campus, Events, Uncategorized

Events 03/30-04/03

…00pm  –  5:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Knox Hall, Room 208 Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist and senior fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, New Delhi. He was until October 2013 the Editor of The Hindu. An economist by training, he studied at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and taught at New York University before returning to India to work as a journalist. He has been…

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