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Protests continued for a sixth consecutive day following blasts that killed around 75 people in a largely Shi’ite town in Pakistan. Protesters accuse the government of providing lax security and poor compensation for the Shi’ite community. (RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/pakistan-shiite-protests/28588350.html

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Trump?s Travel Ban 2.0 Goes Into Effect

on June 30, 2017

Posted on Jun?30,?2017 ? A woman prays at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday as she awaits her Yemeni mother?s arrival from Jordan. (Mark J. Terrill / AP ) The State Department on Wednesday issued new guidelines for revisions to the travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States. The […]

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Happy 4th of July!

on June 30, 2017

The Statue of Liberty in New York. Alexey Filippov/Sputnik via AP We will be closed until July 5th.If you are a reporter with an urgent press question, please email [email?protected] Happy Independence Day?from OpenSecrets.org!

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Ukrainian emergency services have released striking video shot by aircrews battling forest fires near the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Chernobyl was the site of the world’s worst civilian nuclear disaster in 1986. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-chernobyl-fires/28588280.html

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West Mosul, Iraq ? As Iraqi military recaptured the al-Nuri Mosque Thursday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory in the long fight against ISIS. Retaking the mosque was symbolically important ? ISIS used the site to declare a so-called caliphate in 2014 ? and Iraqi forces have fought a grueling battle to claw back lost […]

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NY Immigration Coalition returns to JFK as travel ban goes into effect tonight at 8pm ET. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

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Stephen Thompson | June 23, 2017 ? Holly Macve’s voice seems to hover from era to era, coming to rest somewhere between the lonesome twang of Patsy Cline and the moodily modern slur of Lana Del Rey. Macve’s songs lope and shimmer at a lazy pace, but they never lack drama, even as she holds […]

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Leaked Trump Tape Could Raise Diplomatic, Political Problems

on June 30, 2017

This week my program, The Zero Hour, obtained audio of Donald Trump?s remarks to a lavish Washington fundraiser. Media outlets were quick to highlight Trump?s bashing of CNN when it was first published by The Intercept. But it was clear on first hearing that the recording had implications that went well beyond Trump?s well-documented dislike […]

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Should Media Expose Sources Who Lied to Them?

on June 30, 2017

CNN (6/27/17) reported the retraction of a Trump/Russia story, but the original is no longer available to see what CNN?s source had claimed. If an anonymous source knowingly and maliciously feeds a media outlet false information, should they continue to be granted anonymity? If media continue to protect the deceptive source?s identity, doesn?t that ensure […]

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Security Flaw in Israeli Propaganda App Exposed User Emails

on June 30, 2017

A propaganda app connected to the Israeli government failed to include basic privacy and security protections, putting the email addresses of at least 1,900 of the Israeli government?s most ardent supporters at risk. The vulnerabilities in the app, called Act.il, were discovered by an independent security researcher, who disclosed the flaws to the Intercept. Act.il […]

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http://democracynow.org – We are broadcasting from Atlanta, Georgia, home to Emory University, and we speak with Carol Anderson, chair of Emory?s Department of African American Studies. Her recent book, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour […]

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Families are camping out at a building site in Kazan, Russia, where their new homes have not been finished on time. They say they’ve nowhere else to go. (Current Time TV) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-kazan-camp/28587913.html

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