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President Obama visited Southeast Asia this week, meeting with Burmese activist and politician Aung San Suu Kyi. Then, as newspaper revenues in the U.S. and Europe fall, the industry is growing in many developing nations. And, in Global Notes we survey the role of music in Angolan independence.
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Obama’s Southeast Asia trip puts Burma in focus
In an emotional visitwith Burmese democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, President Obama and SecretaryClinton hugged and lauded her as a personal inspiration.
Obama: Myanmar Visit About Sustaining Momentumassociatedpress
Suu Kyi thanked Obamafor supporting political reform, but addressing reporters afterwards, she cautionedthat the most difficult time was “when we think that success is in sight.”
Obama’s Remarks With Aung San Suu Kyi | RealClearPoliticsAung San Suu Kyi Residence Rangoon, Burma 1:05 P.M. MMT DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI: I would like to say how happy I am to receive President Oba…
Maureen Aung Thwin ofthe Open Society Foundation tells us what she thought of President Obama’s tripto Burma and Southeast Asia.
The global fate of newspapers
Newspapers in Americahave seen a steady decline in revenue in the last several decades as they’vetried to compete with 24-hour cable news and the internet.
Newspapers: By the Numbers | State of the MediaNewspapers: By the Numbers “By the Numbers” houses a comprehensive set of charts and tables telling the story of each media sector. For a…
But while the stateof U.S. newspapers is dismal, newspapers in many developing countries arethriving.
India’s newspaper industry boomsAs the print deadline approaches, there is a sense of urgency in the air. It is late evening at the offices of the Mylapore Times and in …
Tom Rosenstiel of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellencein Journalism explains what’s behind that trend. Rosenstiel is the founder and director of PEJ, and co-author of a 2011 report on the state of newspapers around the world.
Why U.S. Newspapers Suffer More than Others | State of the MediaWhy U.S. Newspapers Suffer More than Others Laura Houston Santhanam and Tom Rosenstiel of the Project for Excellence in Journalism While …
Music’s role in Angolan independence
Music played animportant role in Angola’s national struggle for independence.
Angola : National Geographic World MusicExplore the music of Angola at National Geographic World Music. Discover key artists, albums and genres from Angola at the online home of…
In recent years, youngrappers have had strong voice in politics, leading many of the anti-governmentand anti-corruption protests.
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When money stops talkingWITH his thin-rimmed spectacles and philosophy degree, MCK belies the image of a streetwise rapper, but his latest album bears a message …
Marissa Moorman,author of Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Time, and Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia join Jerome to take a look at how political struggle and music have intersected in Angola.