September 2010

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Media Freedom Is Your Freedom (Or Is It?)

Picture: Fresh Conservative Jane Duncan - On Wednesday the 4th of August, Sunday Times reporter Mzilikazi wa Afrika was arrested at the offices of the Sunday Times newspaper, in response to a complaint laid by the Premier of Mpumalanga province, David Mabuza. Many aspects of wa Afrika’s arrest have raised troubling questions about the appropriateness of the state’s actions, and have fuelled speculation that political pressure was brought to bear on the police to act against wa Afrika for his activities as a journalist....

Direct Peace Talks between the Palestinians and Israeli's (Again)

Video Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu will meet face to face for the first time in Washington DC for direct talks after months of shuttle diplomacy and proximity talks via Middle East peace envoy, George Mitchell, reports Link TV. Much hope is being placed on the negotiations culminating in an agreement within a year. But analysts as well as the Palestinian and Israeli public are skeptical about the meeting leading to any concrete results. According to an Al Jazeera report, this encounter...