Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015: Media, Foreign Policy and Great Stories
Exactly one month after suffering a lumbar disc herniation I seriously hesitated when receiving Deutsche Welle’s invitation to travel all the way to Germany for the Global Media Forum (GMF) 2015. Today, after surviving two 13 hour flights and back home in Mexico I certainly believe it was a great […]
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Papua New Guinea: Move over corrupters, here comes the citizens!
In a country like Papua New Guinea (PNG), you don’t expect much from the government. If you do, you will be disappointed. You see, there is a problem when colonisation and Western democracy clash head on with the values and practices of a customary society. The by-product of this collision […]
Gay girl in Damascus: A taboo ignominy feeding to a white fantasy
Biographical blog describing life in Syria amid the current political instability, supposedly written by a struggling gay woman has been revealed to be a hoax. Amina Abdallah Arraf al-Omari a 25-year-old, half-Syrian, half American lesbian living in Damascus documented her life in a blog entitled “Gay Girl in Damascus”, dating back to […]