Social media has bolstered a #MeToo movement in Iran, potentially turning a new leaf in sexual violence survivors’ rights in the region.
The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.
After the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon was considering sending up to 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East, the Department of Defense issued conflicting statements and had to ultimately acknowledge that further deployments were actively being considered.
Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik was arrested in Iran and detained for a week before being released to her family.
Following international criticism from human rights and press freedom organizations, the female Iranian TV journalist was allowed to return to her home country.
In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death, all of America’s major media outlets have withdrawn from the Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh.
In Episode 3, Caroline Corbett, Rob Cline, Avi Bajpai, and Michael Kohler discuss the rise of investigative journalism under Trump, media coverage of Iran sanctions and the ICJ, the future of MeToo reporting after Kavanaugh, and a brand new report on Twitter’s fake news problem.
Edited by Nile Mobley and Caroline Corbett
Many news outlets are calling the American government’s latest decision to withdraw from a U.N. treaty another example of the U.S. turning towards isolationism as foreign policy.
The app, which is widespread and instrumental to the protests, has been taking censorship blows.
Yemen’s humanitarian crisis has been difficult to cover, as journalists are having trouble gaining access to the country.