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Has all this reporting given us the real story? At the time, the 1991 Gulf War was the 'most televised conflict ever'. Yet the public was given precisely the picture that suited the American-led forces-that this was a high-tech war of 'surgical strikes' and few casualties.
One hundred and six media professionals meeting in Cape Town in April called on the Angolan government to end the repression of dissenting journalistic voices and commit itself to a free flow of news and information.
Jan Horn's passions include film-making, mountaineering and the preservation of South Africa's cultures. He talks to Anastasia Stepanova.
Why would a successful Kenyan salesman give up his career in order to become a thorn in his government’s flesh? Bedan Mbugua, editor of ‘The People’, talks to Paul Williams.
Film-maker Alan Channer describes the journey that has led him to make 'The Cross and the Bodhi Tree', a film about Christian encounters with Buddhism.
How often do we see in person someone whose daring and perseverance have inspired a hit movie? Rarely, for most of us. So it was a special treat to see and hear Erin Brockovich at the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, DC. I'd already seen Erin Brockovich, the movie, and admired her relentless search for proof that water pollution by a large utility was the cause of widespread illness in a small community in California. With the help of friends and a major law firm she fought for what became the largest ever direct-action lawsuit settlement in US history.
How far can Americans trust their media? The American media has many failings but it still acts as a gatekeeper against the abuse of power, argues US journalist Walter Lee Dozier.
Working in the media can involve tough choices. Anastasia Stepanova talks to young professionals who have to make them
We journalists are often characterized as rude, invaders of privacy, biased and even dishonest. But for most journalists, most of the time, this is inaccurate. Most simply try to do a good job. We often make mistakes, though we're not always willing to admit or correct them even as we focus on the errors of others, especially politicians.
Kemal Kurspahic was editor-in-chief of 'Oslobodjenje' during the siege of Sarajevo and is the author of 'As long as Sarajevo exists', 1997. In 1999-2000 he was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, working on a new book on the role of the media in the Balkans' war and peace.