Monthly Archives: February 2011

Award-winning journalist talks about vaccine-autism controversy

Investigative journalist Brian Deer is a newspaper man to the core. He broke the vaccine-autism scandal. Parents of autistic children have wrongly blamed themselves for having their kids vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella, said Deer at Ryerson yesterday. The Lancet, a … Continue reading

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Miss Representation, a compelling documentary film and official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, explores the under-representation of women in power. By looking at the identity of the 21st century woman, the film challenges the media’s limited portrayal of … Continue reading

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Building bridges using art

I was wrapping up my interview with Adeena Niazi when I asked her, “What should the world know about Afghan women?” Adeena replied: “Anyone concerned with helping Afghan women must educate themselves about the reality of Afghanistan. They must distinguish between urban … Continue reading

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Save journalism, not newspapers

In 2009, American IT writer Clay Shirky published a blog titled “Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable.” In the entry, Shirky concludes that today’s Internet era is responsible for a revolution in journalism. Shirky argues that society needs journalism more than … Continue reading

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