New Zealand & Australia – Growing Apart?

After more than two centuries existing side by side as “mates” through thick and thin – world wars, sports rivalries and claims to have originated each others’ cultural icons like Russell Crowe, Pavlovas and the race horse Phar Lap, it seems that finally New Zealand and Australia are moving apart. Perhaps becoming well aquainted andContinue reading “New Zealand & Australia – Growing Apart?”

Media Censorship by the USA and China

US government ‘SEIZES’ website of Iran’s Press TV, two other media outletsUS government ‘SEIZES’ website of Iran’s Press TV, two other media outletsUS authorities have apparently seized the web domains of Iran’s international media outlets Press TV and Al-Alam, along with the Yemeni TV channel Al Masirah, run by the Houthi faction, and an IraqiContinue reading “Media Censorship by the USA and China”

US Military Censors Media Accessed by Troops

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/28/us-army-blocks-guardian-website-access “The Pentagon insisted it was not seeking to block the whole media website, merely taking steps to restrict access to certain content.” . The Pentagon: “No no, it’s okay…we’re not censoring the whole internet site – we’re only stopping you from reading the parts we don’t like.” .

The Case of the Disappearing Documentary

A strange thing happened this last week to a major German network’s (DW TV) documentary about Julian Assange, called “The Price of Truth.” First the documentary – presumably about the detention and what’s been called torture of Assange – was visible as normal, as below. Shortly afterwards, the screen was partially blacked out, but theContinue reading “The Case of the Disappearing Documentary”