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A Record Number Of Journalists Are Imprisoned Worldwide For Doing Their Jobs

More than half are behind bars in Turkey, China and Egypt, says a new Committee to Protect Journalists report.
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Source: The Guardian

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‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

via ‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove | World news | The Guardian.

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Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better
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Source: The Guardian

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Final Episode of Blue Planet 2

The final episode of Blue Planet 2 is at 8pm on BBC1 on 10 December in the UK. Blue Planet 2 is a nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough about the Earth’s oceans, their inhabitants, the threats they face, and possible solutions.

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Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise.
Photograph: Gavin Thurston
Source: The Guardian

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‘You can get killed’: journalists living in fear as states crack down | Media | The Guardian

Independent journalists are under siege in a growing list of supposedly freer countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India and Mexico
Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP
via ‘You can get killed’: journalists living in fear as states crack down | Media | The Guardian.

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Gloria Allred and Idris Elba headline Sundance film festival 2018 lineup

Documentary about women’s rights lawyer will join British actor’s directorial debut, Yardie, alongside films starring Daisy Ridley and Keira Knightley.
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Source: The Guardian

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‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time?

The company’s decline is readily apparent – but if the billionaire brothers’ other interests are a guide, their investment will be about more than money
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via ‘Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time? | US news | The Guardian.

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Conservative billionaire Koch brothers give $650m to help Meredith buy Time

Texans will not get a say in editorial decisions, says media company Meredith, as it hails ‘transformative’ deal to merge magazine stables.
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Source: The Guardian

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Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

“But real books, records and bricks will take us back with open arms.”
Source: The New York Times
 

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Award-Winning Filmmakers Submit New Films to Cinema Verde 2018

Acclaimed director Scott E. Schimmel and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Kitchell have submitted new films to Cinema Verde’s 9th Annual International Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Cinema Verde has not only screened their work in previous years, these filmmakers have personally attended the festival.
Scott E. Schimmel (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2017 International Environmental Film […]

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US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality

FCC to reverse Obama-era rules designed to protect open internet.
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Source: The Guardian

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The Koch brothers have reportedly put up $550m to buy Time Inc – why?

The rightwing billionaires are believed to be backing Meredith’s bid for the renowned media group but it is not the most obvious move for the brothers.

Source: The Guardian

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Meryl Streep’s Experiences With Violence Changed Her On A ‘Cellular Level’

The actress recalled her own harrowing encounters while speaking to journalists at an award ceremony.
Source: The Huffington Post

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The Most Controversial Democratic Ad Of The Virginia Election Was Based On A True Story

The creator of a Latino Victory Fund video was once chased by bigots in a pickup.
Photo by the Latino Victory Fund
Source: The Huffington Post

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report.

Source: The Guardian

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Russian parliament votes for law that could list CNN as ‘foreign agent’

Parliamentary bill championed as answer to similar demands by US of Russian state-funded RT television channel.

Source: The Guardian

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Cinema Verde 9th Year Anniversary Party

Come to Cinema Verde’s 9th anniversary celebration! There will be a water party/picnic on Santa Fe River followed by cocktails and a film screening at the art gallery. Located near Rum Island.

 

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Satellite eye on Earth: September 2017 – in pictures

Algal blooms, hurricanes and volcano fields are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month.

Source: The Guardian

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