Friday, June 19, 1998

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  • Pressgate — Brill, Starr, and the Washington Media

    For a wrap-up of the weeks events, we are now joined by Jeff Cohen, the executive director of the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

  • Americans Exporting a Sterilization Compound

    Stephen Mumford’s house looks much like any other in the leafy suburbs of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. No one would ever guess what he has in his basement. Down there are more than 300,000 tiny yellow pellets in rows of white plastic jars. The pellets, made of a compound known as quinacrine, are bound for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco and more than a dozen other countries. There, in remote, often filthy clinics and doctors offices, they will be used to sterilize some of the world’s poorest women.