Global journalist deaths decline

THE number of journalists killed this year has decreased while the number of those arbitrarily detained has risen yet again, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
A total of 49 journalists were killed in 2019, 389 are currently in prison and 57 are being held hostage, an annual worldwide round-up by the French organisation revealed yesterday. Continue reading

The Russian Revolution: An inspiration Then and Now

WHY should media, so apparently divided on key political issues, be united in viewing the October 1917 revolution in Russia as not worth celebrating?
Most reasons advanced boil down to a combination of secret police, state repression, lack of individual rights, an absence of democracy and mass bloodshed.
No state exists without a secret police. Tsarist security police infiltrated the Bolsheviks right up to central committee level. Their reports condemned revolutionaries to jail, exile and worse. Continue reading

Che’s Daughter Aleida calls for unity of the left

They had travelled to Denbigh Town Hall from as far as the Wirral, Anglesey and Aberystwyth to celebrate the Cuban revolution in music, song and verse and to hear Aleida Guevara talk about her father’s legacy and the current situation in her country. MEIC BIRTWISTLE reports.
The banner on the stage of Denbigh Town Hall on Tuesday night was trilingual — Welsh, English and of course Spanish — “Daw Dydd — Our Day Will Come — Venceremos!” Continue reading

प्रसंग पत्रकारमाथि प्रहारः विश्वको एक दृश्टान्त

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उत्तरी हाम्बर्गमा एउटा बाह्रतले घर छ । त्यो घरको पाँचौं तल्लामा नर्द डचे रुण्डफुंक (उत्तर जर्मनी टेलिभिजन) को कार्यालय छ । पाँचौं तलामा पुगेपछि लिफ्टले एउटा अटोमेटिक आवाज दिन्छ  “यहाँबाट तपाइको स्वतन्त्रता छ” । लिफ्टबाट बाहिर निस्कनासाथ भित्त्तामा टाँसिएको एउटा ब्यानर देखिन्छ, त्यो ब्यानरमा लेखिएको छ “नराम्रा विषयवस्तुबाट नतर्साउनुस्” । Continue reading