Category Archives: News & Journalism

Looking at the popular cultures of journalism and news is an important part of the class. Use this category for posts about the production and consumption of these media.

Free Speech and Censorship

We’ve been viewing and discussing many images about the Arab Spring and political cartoons, but what does it all mean? What exactly is free speech and what is the difference between the cartoons drawn by Ali Farzat and Danish JP … Continue reading

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Children as Contributors to & Subjects in Separation Wall Graffiti – An appeal to an international conscience?

One particular dimension of the graffiti discussed in class, with specific regard to the separation barrier, that stood out to me was the inclusion of children. Whether it was the 12-year-old girl that spray-painted “Children Against the Wall” or Banksy’s … Continue reading

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Zenga Zenga

“Zenga Zenga” is the song and viral YouTube video created by Israeli journalist and musician Noy Alooshe. “Zenga Zenga” parodies the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the song on video were both made before Gaddafi was killed in late 2011 … Continue reading

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Al-Jazera

Control Room is a documentary film portraying the various perspectives that were not seen during the Iraq War in 2003. The documentary film focuses it’s attention on the Arab News Broadcast, Al Jazera, which was founded in 1996. It is … Continue reading

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This is a test for the category system.

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