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My Secret Service ‘Diploma’ Shows What Macedonia Has Become


This is what we fear in the US with the government openly monitoring our conversations. I worked in intelligence for years and strongly backed security over privacy. Today I am not so sure. I have seen this abused, especially since 9-11-2001, in many different ways. Unimpeded access to iPhones is yet another way to erode… Continue reading My Secret Service ‘Diploma’ Shows What Macedonia Has Become

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How China Won the War Against Western Media


Tea Leaf Nation The one-two punch of censorship plus propaganda has discredited Western journalism in the eyes of many Chinese. BY BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN MARCH 4, 2016 BETHANY.ALLEN @BETHANYALLENEBR Just how biased do Chinese think Western media is against China? Wang Qiu, a member of China’s legislature and head of state-owned broadcaster China National Radio, claimed he… Continue reading How China Won the War Against Western Media

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Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference


Ambassador Pyatt spoke all the right words, especially highlighting that Ukraine should not attempt to match Russia word for word. Ukraine, instead, should strive to be successful and exemplify European, democratic values. To Russia, that is a stick in their eye.  A successful Ukraine defeats Russia – period. On a personal, professional note, Ukraine should… Continue reading Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference

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Russia blocks RBC Ukraine news agency’s website


Kremlin media watchdog says website ‘instigates Crimean Tatars’ against Russia UNIAN: Russia’s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor blocked on Friday the website of RBC Ukraine news agency for “instigating the Crimean Tatars to war against the Russian Federation,”according to TASS. “The edition hosted several materials containing calls for war between the Crimean Tatars and Russia,” the agency’s… Continue reading Russia blocks RBC Ukraine news agency’s website

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Egypt frees prominent journalist after global outcry over detention


By Erin Cunningham November 10 at 9:34 AM CAIRO — A top Egyptian journalist and rights defender was freed Tuesday after being detained by military intelligence over a story he wrote alleging a coup plot against the president. The arrest of Hossam Bahgat on Sunday gained worldwide attention, and the United Nations called it “the… Continue reading Egypt frees prominent journalist after global outcry over detention