How Has Murdoch Improved With Age? By Russ Baker

15 July 2011 — WhoWhatWhy – From the Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 1998

Here’s an old article that WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker wrote about Rupert Murdoch, the media titan whose News Corp is currently the focus of so much controversy. This ran in the Columbia Journalism Review in 1998. But it is useful for comparing the company’s (non-hacking) practices, then and now.

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NATO Newslinks 15 July 2011

15 July 2011 —

NATO disputes Libyan claim of coordinated push on al-Brega
CNN International
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — The Libyan government is claiming that NATO and anti-government rebels were carrying out a coordinated air, sea and land attack on the strategic town of al-Brega, but the alliance sloughed off the assertion. …

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MILITARY ESCALATION: NATO chief calls for more planes to bomb Libyan targets

15 July 2011 — Global Research

‘British military source said Britain was running short of military targets in Libya, rather than running short of resources’

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – NATO members should supply more warplanes to bomb Libyan military targets, the alliance’s secretary general said on Thursday, increasing pressure on states to contribute more to the mission.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: June 15, 2011

15 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Air War In Libya: 15,193 Sorties, 5,721 Strike Missions
  • Venezuela Condemns NATO’s Military Aggression Against Libya
  • Britain Deploys Warship For NATO Libyan Operations
  • China, Russia Refuse To Attend Libya Contact Group Meeting In Turkey
  • Clinton In Turkey: U.S. Missile System In Turkey – Or Caucasus?

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Media Lens: Avalanche! Media Hyperbole On News Corp, The ‘Free’ Press And A ‘Berlin Wall Moment’

14 July 2011 — Media Lens

‘The world is changing’, declared the Guardian in a ‘revolutionary week’. ‘This is our <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Berlin Wall moment’, tweeted Guardian columnist George Monbiot. ‘Our democracy is stronger’, proclaimed the Independent. For BBC political editor Nick Robinson, it was an ‘avalanche’ that was ‘still moving’. ‘Gravity’, he intoned, ‘cannot be defied for ever.’ Someone at this very moment may well be writing the script for ‘Avalanche!’, the next blockbuster movie from a major Hollywood studio (but probably not 20th Century Fox.)

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New York Times stands by Ethan Bronner’s Facebook fabrications By Ali Abunimah

13 July 2011 — Electronic Intifada

Ethan Bronner speaks at UVSC, on Flickr

Ethan Bronner

Ethan Bronner speaks at UVSC

The New York Times has told The Electronic Intifada it stands fully behind an article by its Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner despite compelling evidence that the article contains fabrications, misleading statements, and gross exaggerations.

In a series of emails between The Electronic Intifada and The New York Times foreign editor Susan Chira, the newspaper defended the article and denied that any corrections or clarifications were required. This is despite the fact that additional data presented by The Electronic Intifada shows that the central premise of the article is false.

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NATO will be Defeated in Libya: The Libyan Resistance Movement. A Defining Moment for Africa By Gerald A. Perreira

14 July 2011 — Global ResearchLibya 360

The argument in Libya has been won by the Al Fateh revolution. There is now a glaring truth confronting the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization (NATO) – Muammar Qaddafi has handed out over one million kalashnikovs to the Libyan people. If he was the brutal dictator that NATO would have us believe him to be, then the armed population could have turned their guns on him and the revolutionary armed forces by now, especially as they would have NATO’s full backing if they did so.

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Gaza rejects Greek government charity

14 July, 2011 — Free Gaza

The following letter was delivered to the Greek Government on July 12, 2011 making it clear that the people of Gaza seek freedom and respect for their human rights, including their right to lead a dignified life, not charity. Seemingly deaf to their call, yesterday a spokesman for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Delavekouras, repeated the Greek Government’s “generous offer” to deliver limited humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza – instead of helping them gain the freedom that is rightfully theirs.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 14 July, 2011: Israel’s Crackdown Grows with Boycott Bill

14 July , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Army Airstrikes Gaza; Four Residents, Including Two Children, Wounded
IMEMC – Friday July 15, 2011 – 04:42, The Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip leading to damages and four injuries among the civilian population, two of the wounded are children.

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Democracy Now! 14 July 2011: Dr. Paul Farmer on Haiti After the Earthquake

14 July, 2011 — Democracy Now!

Dr. Paul Farmer on Haiti After the Earthquake: “How Can We Do a Better Job of Cleaning Up This Mess?”
Eighteen months ago this week, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people, injured hundreds of thousands, and left more than one million homeless. At the time of the earthquake, Haiti was already the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, and now it is still struggling to recover. We spend the hour with Dr. Paul Farmer, who has been working in Haiti for nearly three decades, and since 2009 has served as the U.N. deputy special envoy for Haiti working under former President Bill Clinton. Watch/Listen/Read

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Information Clearing House Newsletter July 14, 2011: US Attack Kills 50 People In Yemen

July 14, 2011 — Information Clearing House

300 Somali Children Left for Dead in Drought
Andrew Wander, a spokesman for Save the Children, said his agency provides care to more than 300 unaccompanied children who were found on roadsides after their parents died or abandoned them. 

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