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A new journalism is born in Benghazi

Today’s episode of “Democracy Now!” features a poignant segment by correspondent Anjali Kamat who, with videographer Yusuf Misdaq, tours a newly assembled media center, staffed by volunteers who include dentists and communications engineers. She also meets with former state-run radio employees who are opening up the airwaves with “Free Libya Radio.” Meanwhile, rebels are imploring […]

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Kouddous gives voice to individual Egyptians

Some of the most remarkable video coverage of Egypt is coming from Democracy Now! Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Producer Hany Massoud. With increased violence against journalists forcing a limit on coverage, sometimes to anonymous wide shots, Kouddous’ team has been highlighting the voices of individual Egyptians from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Perhaps what helps […]

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POV gives light to ‘Presumed Guilty’ of Mexico

Award-winning documentary “Presumed Guilty,” about two young, married lawyers who turn their cameras on the Mexican justice system, makes its PBS POV debut tonight, 10 p.m. ET. The film is also available online through Aug. 3. Toño Zúñiga was picked up off a Mexico City street and sentenced to 20 years for a murder that occurred while he […]

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival begins today

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival runs through June 24 in New York, featuring 30 films from 25 countries. Several films making their New York debut include Enemies of the People, winner of the 2010 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize, about a man’s quest to find justice after the Cambodian genocide. It  follows the project of […]

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Sudanese refugees face new perils in Egypt, Israel

Today, Yolande Knell of BBC News tells the story of Darfur refugee Yahya Mohamed Idris, highlighting the hardships of an increasing number of African migrants and refugees who have fled to Egypt and Israel. After fleeing Sudan with his wife and two children, Idris said he was fired upon by Egyptian forces when smugglers left them […]

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