For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Aug 27, 2014

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by ISIS militants highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.


Migrants Deported from the U.S. in Limbo on the Mexican Border


Inter Press Service, News Report, Daniela Pastrana, Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Along the entire two-km stretch from the eastern part of Tijuana to the wall on the U.S. border, hundreds of people sleep in makeshift tents of cardboard and cloth.


Surviving ‘La Bestia’ - A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.


South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Feature, Daniel Jimenez, Posted: Aug 21, 2014

Jose recalls the journey he took from Guatemala to the United States when he was eight years old.

Vietnam's Rights Records Deteriorates, Does Not Warrant Lethal Weapons Sale


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The two senators on their visit to Hanoi had suggested that the U.S. should accelerate the resumption of lethal weapons sales. The senators cited Vietnam’s accession to the U.N. Convention Against Torture as a sign of improvement in human rights.


U.S. Plays Catch-up in Africa, After China Gains New Ground


New America Media, News Analysis, Kennedy Jawoko, Posted: Aug 09, 2014

After a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C., U.S. corporations pledge $14billion trade and investment in Africa.


Hazing Deaths in Korea Disturbingly Unsurprising


Korea Times, News Analysis, Kim Tong-hyung, Posted: Aug 07, 2014

Two horrific hazing deaths in Korea create enormous outrage and dominate headlines, social media and political speeches.

Yunnan, China Quake Death Toll Rises to 589


China Daily, News Report, Xinhua Staff, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

A 6.5- earthquake in China over the weekend triggered landslides that have blocked rivers that could lead to more destruction.


China to Ban Coal Use in Beijing by 2020


China Daily, News Report, Zheng Jinran, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

Beijing will ban the consumption of high-polluting fuels -- coal, fuel oil, petroleum coke, combustible waste, biomass fuels -- in downtown areas by 2020.


Africa Activists Urge Obama to Act on Extractive Industries Law


Inter Press Service, News Report, Jim Lobe, Posted: Aug 06, 2014

During a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, anti-corruption activists urged Pres. Obama to prod a key U.S. agency to require oil, gas, and mining companies to publish all payments they make in countries where they operate.

Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief


Immigration Impact, News Report, Posted: Jul 25, 2014

More than half of the unaccompanied Central American children could be found eligible for relief by a U.S. immigration judge.

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