July, 2017

Stories from July, 2017

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In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

  July 22, 2017

Residing within the southern part of Ecuador’s Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous rights—battles that have relied on worldwide support. Since 1996, when the Ecuadorian government gave concessions for exploration and extraction to corporations without consultation...

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What Does the Media Say is Happening in Venezuela?

  July 7, 2017

There has been extensive news coverage of the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela (including our own), but not every media outlet frames the story in the same way. How does coverage differ across news outlets? How would a reader who depends on only one source of information interpret what is...