I’ve been getting text messages and emails on the passing of the more famous version of myself: the columnist Russell Baker. Russell Baker had a knack for getting at the essence of human nature — a keen eye and winning voice, a sense of humor and irony we could certainly use in today’s messed-up world. He will be missed by many, and certainly by me.
Well, somehow, we all made it to another year. Despite the messes (and there were plenty), we here at WhoWhatWhy did what we could, and, thanks to your support, that was a lot. We produced more stories than ever before. We added a whole bunch of talented, energetic folks to our team. We covered a wide range of critical issues, from the environment to human rights, and probed political and social developments the world over. And we always looked for the fresh angle, the deeper insight.
The pain of people displaced by Zionist forces in 1948 remains vivid 70 years later.
In this video, Luke Rudkowski and Jason Bermas of WeAreChange explain how the end for Assange seems like an inevitability at this point and that may mean the death of WikiLeaks as well, since Assange is the driving force behind the organization. This has massive implications for free speech globally, as well as journalism in general.
Time is unique in its ability to conceal or reveal things. It can bury evidence of ancient civilizations or unearth secrets as new analytical tools are discovered and new perspectives emerge. One salient example is the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which took place 50 years ago this week. For a long time, anybody who questioned the official story — that a lone gunman named Sirhan Sirhan killed Kennedy — was deemed to be nuts. After all, there was no question that Sirhan was there and fired shots.
What were the lessons learned from the 1987 uprising?
2017, done! 2018, doing more!This past year, WhoWhatWhy kept the heat on for a potent brew of distinctly consequential news. We grew our team by 30 percent, produced more stories and podcasts than ever before, and took on new beats and topics. Among the highlights:
EXCLUSIVE: On the 25th anniversary of President George H.W.
Israeli-style surveillance and intimidation employed against journalists and social media users.
Welcome to the New Year. Guess you’re thinking about those resolutions. We certainly are — and we have a whole bunch of things in the works that you’re going to love. (For a reminder of what we’ve accomplished on a very lean budget, click here.)Our main focus in 2016 will be amping up our election coverage with our unique deep digs, and fresh and more meaningful way of looking at things.
By Amr Khalifa | August 13, 2014 (Published here ) The Cairo sun beat down mercilessly upon landing at the airport; it would not compare to the emotional assault of a 40-day odyssey into the valley of the divided: Egypt. What made the trip eventful was not that it was a return home.
Thursday August 07, 2014 09:35 by Chris Carlson – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group “As Israel announces the withdrawal of its troops from the Gaza Strip, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) reports that 12 Palestinian journalists and one media worker have been killed since the start of Operation Protective Edge on […]