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Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
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The Iran Project IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Thursday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy. The comments of President Rouhani that his administration does not want a particular faction to emerge triumphant in the upcoming elections dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday. Ettela’at: President Rouhani has said that he hopes judicious, capable and experienced individuals win parliamentary seats in the upcoming elections. He further said that his administration does not want a particular faction to emerge victorious in the vote. In another development, the Cabinet confirmed Fereydoon Hemmati and Mohammad Reza Khabbaz as new governors general of Qazvin and Semnan provinces.

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The ‘Italian Job’ and Other Highlights From U.S.’s Rendition Program With Egypt Abu Zaabal prison, 25 kms north of Cairo, after a mass breakout during the nationwide protest. (AFP/Getty Images file photo) Among the many aspects of the U.S.-Egypt relationship, few have been as controversial as the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, where the agency frequently handed over suspected terrorists to foreign governments with histories of torture and illegal detention. According to Human Rights Watch, Egypt welcomed more CIA detainees than any other country from the 1990s through 2005. And while renditions happen only with the assurance that a foreign partner will not torture the prisoner, as one CIA officer once told Congress, the assurances “weren’t worth a bucket of warm spit.”

Davidsimon.com Note the date that this ran in CJR – and even that was late for the industry to come to a reckoning. The New York Times has now embraced a pay model as its future and is beginning to see a profit from its subscription base. True, the NYT is a unique entity, in terms of content, but that’s why it needed to jump first. The next step is for other papers with a national presence – The Washington Post, the L.A. Times – to follow suit. Topix - Australia News 1 hr ago | The Age The making of an unlikely radical Hated by progressives for his role in Gough Whitlam's dismissal and his ultra-conservative foreign policies when Liberal PM, Malcolm Fraser today believes Australia should cut all military ties to the US. Trending on the Topix Network 5 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald Australian banks profit from NZ

10+ Independent Online News Sources and Why America Needs More of Them A poll done by the Pew Research Center, in September of 2011, found that, “Fully 66% (of the public) say news stories often are inaccurate, 77% think that news organizations tend to favor one side, and 80% say news organizations are often influenced by powerful people and organizations.” A more recent Gallup poll, taken in September of 2015, showed that 60% of Americans still do not trust the mass media to deliver the news fully, accurately and fairly. These numbers are not so much a bleak outlook but evidence that the public is finally beginning to realize that the mainstream media cannot be trusted – a good thing and perhaps a catalyst for change. Americans need to understand what is really happening in our country and the rest of the world by reading, watching and listening to a variety of news sources, not only the mainstream media. Many times a foreign newspaper or news program will reflect a completely different perspective on the way a story in this country is portrayed.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow. While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research.

politics (metkere.com) novosibirsk, politics, reportUprising in the snow Photos by Maya Shelkovnikova. About 4000 people attended the rally for fair elections in Novosibirsk despite -15 C. NewStatesman - Russell Brand on revolution When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New Statesman is a political magazine and imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics. When people talk about politics within the existing Westminster framework I feel a dull thud in my stomach and my eyes involuntarily glaze. Like when I’m conversing and the subject changes from me and moves on to another topic. I try to remain engaged but behind my eyes I am adrift in immediate nostalgia; “How happy I was earlier in this chat,” I instantly think. I have never voted.

Who Owns the Media? Broadcasters make billions in profits while using the public airwaves for free. In return, they are supposed to provide programming that fulfills community needs. Instead, lobbyists have successfully fought to make it easier for broadcast companies to gobble up even more free airspace while doing less to serve the public.

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