Mainstream Media Blues

Mainstream Media Blues

Newspapers, magazines, TV, and even radio are all battling the wolf at the door.

Media, Power and Politics in Venezuela: Inside the Coup 2002

You are invited to a talk with award-winning Venezuelan journalist Ernesto Villegas Poljak as he discusses his new book, Abril Golpe Adentro (Inside the April Coup). Mr. Poljak is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper Ciudad Caracas and has also written for El Nuevo Pais, Economia Hoy, El Universal, Ultimas Noticias, and others. Mr. Poljak will discuss the state of news media in Venezuela today and give first hand account of the role played by private news outlets during the April 2002 coup d’etat in Venezuela.

The Big Yam

A review of Brand New China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture by Jing Wang.

Roumen Yanovski

Roumen Yanovski

Roumen Yanovski from ACCESS, Sofia, Bulgaria, compares the fates of both ethnic Turks and Roma in Bulgaria, posing questions on national identity, social reform, present day media, and history.

Iraq: Finding the Diamonds?

The Bush administration is looking for signs of hope in Iraq. But it’s coming up against the reality of resistance.

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