Welcome to the spring 2014 semester of Global News and World Media Cultures. You’ll find information on class as well as a regular posting of links to stories you’ll find interesting and related to class.
Here are a few stories for you as we begin the semester:
On January 17th, The Square, by the director of Control Room, will be released on Netflix.
From the Guardian: “The Square is the first Egyptian film to earn an Oscar nomination – but it cannot officially be shown in Egypt itself. That is down to its provocative subject matter: the documentary charts the course of Egypt’s political upheaval since 2011, through the eyes of a handful of Tahrir Square protesters.” It is directed by Jehane Noujaim.
An interesting opinion piece, as we approach the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: