ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES- Qatar has been fairly confident about keeping the 2022 World Cup. The country has passed some labor reforms and FIFA still backs them, but the country’s officials might have to be more cautious. Harvard professor John Ruggie wrote a FIFA-commissioned report on the organization’s human rights responsibilities…Full Article QATAR: Will the World Cup Bubble Burst?
MARY GRACE COSTA WRITES – Way to rain on the parade, Chito Narvasa! Invited to speak at an awards dinner for journalists covering Philippines basketball, the new b-ball commissioner chose to dress down reporters, warning them to practice “responsible journalism” or else. It seems Narvasa wanted to ensure that all Philippine…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Writers Ye Be Warned
LEXIE TUCKER WRITES – On October 19, Japanese media was quick to announce the resignation of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi after claims that groups supporting her had misused political funds. If anybody knows how to handle a scandal, it’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’ and his team. Since…Full Article JAPAN: From Dollars to Disgrace
There has recently been quite a bit of commotion during house sessions in India, and the Tamil Nadu Assembly has taken steps to alleviate the problem. Following recent cellular related scandals – one in which ministers in Karnataka were caught watching porn on their cellular device, and another recent incident…Full Article INDIA: From Porn to Secret Cellphone Recording
The U.S. news media often has to make publish-or-not-publish decisions under immense time pressure. And sometimes these decisions are not easy ones, especially for our most responsible media (Los Angeles Times top editor Davan Maharaj pictured above left). Take the case of disturbing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing all too…Full Article AFGHANISTAN AND LOS ANGELES: Pictures at a Most Gruesome Exhibition