Posts Tagged ‘media’

Decolonizing the media

As journalists, we hold a responsibility to change the way we approach and report on Indigenous affairs, and decolonize the media. This is what the 12th annual Joseph Howe Symposium sought to learn more about. The University of King’s College presented the Jan. 14 Symposium to further the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Call to Action #86,…

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What the media isn’t telling us

  As a distant grim spectator of New Brunswick’s recent environmental clashes, I sought the real story. It is not as though I disbelieve the reports made by mainstream media. However, when they looped video clips of pepper spray, violence, and angry mouths that shouted silently, the reporter reiterating the atmosphere of protest without meaningful…

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Targeting blame

In past weeks, Saint Mary’s University has made a mark in the national media. With the infamous ‘rape-chant’ still circulating the news, the university’s reputation is at stake. Most recently, student union president Jared Perry and vice president of student life Carrigan Desjardins resigned under pressure created by the public and media. Before I continue…

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What is it about Israel?

Israel-Palestine.

As international citizens, we should focus our energy on more pressing matters When it comes to international issues, most people don’t take notice until the problem has a direct impact on their lives. Whether it’s poverty, environmental damage or war, people hesitate to get involved until there is an immediate and personal reason to do…

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Inaccurate reporting following Gilad Shalit release

Gilad Shalit

BBC and CBC coverage not up to par Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit is an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped from Israeli territory by Hamas militants on June 25, 2006, and held in solitary captivity for over five years until his release on Oct. 18, 2011. His release was part of a…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Matthias, For somebody that presumably is trying to educate the world on what good journalism is, your column “Smile, You’re at a protest” was a tragicomedy. Journalists are responsible to do more than just take pictures and present an emotionless report of events, they must capture the contest in which events occur. In this,…

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Letter to the Editor

Dylan Matthias, I’d like to take this opportunity to address you as well as the Dal Gazette, pertaining to the article Smile You’re at a Protest. Slutwalk and Take Back the Night are protests that intend to remove blame from women who have been sexually abused, and to make the statement that sexual abuse is inexcusable. Your…

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Citizen journalism’s downfall

Amber Kirwan

Heresay misguides in Amber Kirwan case It’s 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 10, more than 24 hours since 19-year-old Amber Kirwan was last seen leaving a New Glasgow Dooley’s en route to meet her boyfriend. My girlfriend and I are listening attentively to the Pictou County police scanner and staring at Facebook, waiting for updates regarding her…

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Letter to the Editor

Dylan Matthias, I am writing to address two recent articles that have been published in the Gazette. Firstly, the article written about Slutwalk Halifax showed a photograph cropped just to show a woman’ torso (this was a picture of me) I would also like to note that the reporter who wrote the article never even attended the march…

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