Vicky Peláez was the only Spanish language journalist in New York worth a damn. So naturally something had to be done about her. She and her husband are the sore thumbs in this story and you have to wonder if the mighty U.S. Justice Department wasn’t running a twofer (or in this case a ten-fer) that swept Vicky off the press desk at El Diario/La Prensa so that even if she is ultimately exonerated, her career will be destroyed. Eva Golinger has the story.
BREAKING NEWS: United States Arrests Ten Supposed “Russian Spies,” a Journalist Among Them - español
English translation: Machetera
Caracas, June 28, 2010 – Last week, President Barack Obama shared a typical “American” meal with the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitri Medvedev. Between hamburgers and Coca-Colas, the two heads of state smiled and proclaimed their relationship “stable” and “better than ever.” Medvedev even sent photos via Twitter of his pleasant meal with his U.S. counterpart. He didn’t expect that just a few days later, the Cold War would be resuscitated. Continue reading
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Pascual Serrano points out how the front group Reporters Without Ethics Borders (RSF) looks the other way when Israel Defense Forces kill journalists. Machetera cannot be entirely certain when Serrano accessed RSF’s website, but she supposes it was on April 17th, because headlines on the April 18th Spanish version were slightly different, although scrolling down to the bottom of the page there was still a link to RSF’s whitewashing. On the English version of the RSF website for the 18th, there wasn’t even that. To read about it, you had to actively search for the “Middle East” section.
How Reporters Without Borders Deals with the Israeli Army’s Murder of a Journalist
Pascual Serrano – Rebelión and PascualSerrano.net
On Wednesday, April 16, the Reuters television journalist Fadel Shanaa died in the Gaza Strip after being fired on by Israeli warplanes. It’s worthwhile to observe how Reporters Without Borders (RSF) dealt with the affair; for that, we turn our attention to their website.
Machetera doesn’t normally like to use her vast and powerful publishing empire to draw even more attention to the ridiculous publicity stunts of Reporters Without
Ethics Borders, but yesterday’s “Online Protest” against Internet censorship demonstrated such an astonishing level of foolishness, not only on the part of RSF but on the part of the ad agency, Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive, that produced it, that she feels obliged to say a few words. Continue reading