Attacks on the Press

Journalism on the World's Front Lines

Author: Committee to Protect Journalists,Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119088429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Attacks on the Press analyzes press conditions and documentsnew dangers in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the Americas,national leaders are building elaborate state media operations todominate the news and amplify their personal agendas. In Europeanand African nations, authorities are invoking national securitylaws and deploying intelligence services to intimidate the press.The Committee to Protect Journalists' Attacks on the Press is adefinitive annual assessment of the state of press freedomsfeaturing analytical essays by CPJ experts with an overview ofmedia conditions and anti-press violations. Attacks on the Press isa platform for direct advocacy with governments and the diplomaticcommunity, and gives voice to journalists globally and a seat indiscussions at the United Nations, Organization of American States,European Union , and African Union to name a few. Compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independentnonprofit organization, Attacks on the Press is the world'smost comprehensive guide to international press freedom.
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The Right to Food Guidelines, Democracy and Citizen Participation

Country case studies

Author: Katharine S. E. Cresswell Riol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315529874

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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It is now more than a decade since the Right to Food Guidelines were negotiated, agreed and adopted internationally by states. This book provides a review of its objectives and the extent of success of its implementation. The focus is on the first key guideline – "Democracy, good governance, human rights and the rule of law" – with an emphasis on civil society participation in global food governance. The five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are presented as case studies: representing major emerging economies, they blur the line between the Global North and South, and exhibit different levels of human rights realisation. The book first provides an overview of the right to adequate food, accountability and democracy, and an introduction to the history of the development of the right to adequate food and the Right to Food Guidelines. It presents a historical synopsis of each of the BRICS states’ experiences with the right to adequate food and an analysis of their related periodic reporting to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as a specific assessment of their progress in regard to the first guideline. The discussion then focuses on the effectiveness of the Right to Food Guidelines as both a policy-making and monitoring tool, based on the analysis of the guidelines and the BRICS states.
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Selling Social Media

The Political Economy of Social Networking

Author: Daniel Faltesek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501319701

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, and dozens of other services have been described as the vanguard of creative destruction across the media industries-disruptors of established business, heroes of a new economic narrative that supposes that the attention of individual users can be measured, managed, manipulated, backing methods that securitized, patented, and litigated attention in ways impossible before. Selling Social Media catalogues the key terms and discourses of the rise of social media firms with a particular emphasis on monetization, securitization, disruption, and litigation. Tensions between ideas and terms are critical, as the ways that different aspects of social media business are described change depending on the audience, scale, and maturity of the firm. These divergent discourses are bound together into a single story of social media, an industry that challenges the theories and descriptions of media that have come before. Through a reading of social media business this book offers a chance to revisit media theory in the context of a new social media companies and products that depend on a different understanding of media audiences, media industries, and public agency.
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The Grandmaster

Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again

Author: Brin-Jonathan Butler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150117262X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

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A firsthand account of the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world's geopolitical unrest and rekindled a global fascination with the sport. The first week of November 2016, as a crowd of people swarmed outside of Manhattan’s Trump Tower to rail against the election of Donald Trump, hundreds more descended on the city’s South Street Seaport. But they weren’t there to protest. They were there to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin—what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. The story lines were riveting. The championship hadn’t been hosted in New York City, the de facto world capital of the sport, in more than two decades. With both Carlsen and Karjakin just 25 years old, the tournament organizers were billing it as a battle of the millennials—the first time the championship had been waged among the generation that grew up playing chess primarily against computers. And perhaps most intriguing were all the geopolitical connections to the match. Originally from Crimea, Karjakin had recently repatriated to Russia under the direct assistance of Putin. Carlsen, meanwhile, had expressed admiration for Donald Trump, and his first move of the tournament he played with a smirk what's called a Trompowsky Attack. Then there was the Russian leader of the World Chess Federation being barred from attending due to US sanctions, and chess fanatic and Trump adviser Peter Thiel being called on to make the honorary first move in sudden death. That the tournament required sudden death was a shock. Oddsmakers had given Carlsen, the defending champion, an 80% chance of winning. It would take everything he had to retain his title. In doing so, he would firmly make his case to be considered the greatest player chess has ever seen. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In The Grandmaster, he aims to do for Magnus Carlsen what Norman Mailer did for Muhammed Ali in The Fight, John McPhee did for Arthur Ashe in Levels of the Game, and David Foster Wallace did for Roger Federer in his famous New York Times Magazine profile. Butler captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
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