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From Diplomat Artist Buzz – Read MORE to find out which States voted against the Committee to Protect Journalists consultative status today.
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
Reality can be stranger than fiction, but then music & film can be inspiration for the change & liberation of our minds from the conventional & conformism. – More – & YouTube Video of X Ambassadors “Renegades”

If you’re reading this, you’re using one of the many social networking sites available. Join in the discussion with author Tsahai General, ‪#‎StudentDiplomat‬ at Montclair State University, & see her personal sample study of the dominance of this communication tool and how it impacts your life everyday. Susan Sacirbey

UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Crackdown on Journalists in Ethiopia

Press freedom & free media are vital to sustainable development. In efforts to combat terrorism, the Ethiopian Government must comply at all times with its human rights obligations under international law.


Gang Rape of Free Media in our Western Democracies?

Another much wiser man, Ben Franklin on the eve of the American Revolution, stated that a society willing to sacrifice liberty in order to attain security in the end will have neither.

Blog Report: Vietnam Reverting to Less Freedom Even as Raising Real Economic Growth, By Ambassador Mo
Facing off with China politically & seeking to become a driver in its own right of economic growth in Asia, Viet Nam (Vietnam) has more quietly become a more enterprise-friendly state.How about freedom of expression & political rights? That appears to be less positive according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

Journalists are seen increasingly as either asset or vulnerability. The conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina was one of first to show power of reports from the battlefield particularly as it delivered undeniable evidence. Rapid evolution of the Internet & social media have only furthered this trend/perception most recently in Syria. Reporters not only are caught in cross-fire but become targets. –More–