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The Countries That Block Facebook, Twitter and YouTube


China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam:

 

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/turkey-facebook-youtube-twitter-blocked

Goodluck Jonathan or Nnamdi Azikiwe: Who is the Better Interviewee?


Nigeria’s current President Dr Goodluck Jonathan interviewed last week on CNN by Christine Amanpour:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCau2ZCMaY

 

Nigeria’s former (and first) President Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe interviewed in January 1966:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrNGHehpGhU

 

 

The War You Don’t See – John Pilger


This is the John Pilger documentary about accurate reporting about media and journalistic coverage of war. The discusses the horror of war and how it is airbrushed by the media to hide the real horrors of it.

A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ‘embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

http://www.viddler.com/explore/TruceAssholes/videos/7/

An African Journey – Hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby (BBC)


EPISODE 1:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00snc3c/An_African_Journey_with_Jonathan_Dimbleby_Episode_1/

EPISODE 2:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sqgg2/An_African_Journey_with_Jonathan_Dimbleby_Episode_2/

EPISODE 3:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00stk8x/An_African_Journey_with_Jonathan_Dimbleby_Episode_3/

Programmes about Africa coming thick and fast from the BBC.  The latest one is called “An African Journey” – hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby. He goes on at odyssey of sorts from Bamako, Mali, to Ghana, then to Lagos in Nigeria.

The BBC’s blurb says that “In Lagos, Nigeria’s business capital, Jonathan Dimbleby sees a different take on a city that is often depicted as a hotbed of violence, crime and corruption. He is taken on a private jet by Africa’s richest man, then savours the creative talents of two of African music’s rising stars who are helping to cement Lagos’s place as the continent’s cultural hub.”

Full programme above, and clips below.

The New Kings of Nigeria


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sm18w/Storyville_20092010_The_New_Kings_of_Nigeria/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sm18w

After the “Welcome to Lagos” fiasco, the BBC is running aoother programme tonight at 22:00 (GMT) on BBC4. The BBC says it will be a “film about elite young Nigerians returning to a burgeoning media world in Lagos”.

A link to watch the programme will be posted on here asap after the broadcast.

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