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New Release : "China's Media Go Global"


"China's Media Go Global" is the latest book by the University of Westminster's Daya Thussu, which has just been published and is out now.

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Who Embittered the "Bitter Taste of Hope"?!


The Bitter Taste of Hope” is the latest book by Stephen Eric Bronner, a Distinguished Professor of the Rutgers University in New Brunswick. It was published in April 2017 by the State University of New York Press.

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Circumventing #FakeNews not by regulating the press!


To some of us, journalism is a "game". To others, it’s a "hobby". To the rest, it’s a profession. For a smaller group, journalism is "life." Those who dedicate their ‘lives’ to journalism find it challenging to divide their identity as individuals and journalists. However, doing serious journalism, which demands commitment and perseverance, has become a major challenge in the age of #FakeNews.

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Where does your country stand in the Passport Index 2017?


Arton Capital's Passport Index is the world’s most popular online interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world. The methodology of the Passport Index is described here. Passports of 193 United Nations member countries and six territories are considered.

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"The Salesman" to be screened by the Rochester Film Society Today


The 2016 Iranian drama The Salesman by two-time Oscar-winning Director Asghar Farhadi will be screened by the Rochester Film Society today at 7:30 pm.

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Journalism, Studying Journalism, Doing Well in Everything - Somehow


I must remember
Not to say something that ruffles any feathers
Not to give any look that shakes any heart
Not to take a route, which is a detour
Not to write a line, which causes offence
I must remember that
The days and daytime are all happy
Everything is okay and fine
It’s only my heart, which is not actually a heart

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Inaccurate reporting on PM Stefan Löfven's visit to Tehran


On February 11, I tweeted a photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meeting Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the Sa'dabad Palace in Tehran (adopted from the President's official website). I commented that it was the first official visit by a Swedish PM to Iran.

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Journalism is PACIFIC OCEAN(sx2)


1- Admittedly, I'm not holding a press conference to announce the discovery of pulsating radio source. Jocelyn Bell did the task on such a day in 1967. I didn't have the chance to chat with her so far.

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