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Friday, January 27, 2006

  • How Middle East Media Cover Hamas Victory: Mosaic Compiles Arab T.V. News for U.S. Audience

    Mosaic

    Hamas’ surprising landslide victory in the Palestinian elections reverberated around the world. We look at how the news was delivered in the Middle East by turning to the award-wining MOSAIC, a daily show on our partner network LinkTV that compiles television news reports from more than 30 television outlets throughout the Middle East. We play an excerpt of a MOSAIC newscast and speak with Jamal Dajani, director of Middle Eastern Programming at Link TV. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ford and GM Devastate Workers by Slashing Jobs and Closing Plants

    Autoworker

    Earlier this week, Ford Motor Company, the nation’s second-largest automaker, announced plans to slash up to 30,000 jobs and close fourteen plants in North America over the next six years. This comes on the heels of similar GM cuts, causing massive job losses in the auto industry nationwide. We speak with UC Berkeley professor Harley Shaiken, who has done research and policy work examining issues of technology, labor, and globalization. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Great Firewall of China: Internet Companies Censor Material at Chinese Government’s Request

    Chinainternet

    We take a look at why the internet company Google is coming under intense criticism for agreeing to censor material deemed objectionable by the Chinese government and how Yahoo and Microsoft comply with China’s censorship orders. And in the U.S., the internet companies have provided the government with information on users at the Justice Department’s request. We speak with UC Berkeley school of law professor Deirdre Mulligan about the issue of telecom companies working with governments. [includes rush transcript]

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