Friday, November 30, 2012
In the wake of News of the World and other press scandals, Lord Justice Leveson has called for a new statute-backed system to regulate the British media. To some, such a move would constitute a reversal of a proud free-press tradition dating back to the 17th century. But Minister of Parliament Nadhim Zahawi tells Bob that the UK's self-policing press has been drinking at the "Last Chance Saloon" for too long.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
After decades of being one of the most oppressive and isolated countries in the world, Myanmar (also known as Burma) has abruptly changed course. In just the last year, the vestiges of a military junta who run the country have allowed for free elections, freedom of speech and, increasingly, freedom of the press. On the occasion of elections in April that saw opposition candidate Aung San Suu Kyi elected, we asked Phnom Penh-based journalist Brendan Brady to travel to Yangon and report on how one veteran reporter is handling the rapid change. Brendan brought back a radio piece, photographs and a video (which he produced with Adam Kaufman) that provide a fascinating look at a new paradigm for Burmese media.