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July 22, 2015

Welcome to this week’s issue of Sources Hotlink. This issue features articles censored on violence. Closer to home, we look at media and public interpretations of the Charleston massacre. Overseas, we explore brutal police tactics and violent suppression of free expression. For our marketers, feature an expert interview on the current state of print media. Following the tone of the interview, we also feature a guide on incorporation social media into your marketing strategy. Also featured in this article, is a book on environmental exploitation and a movie on worker exploitation.

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Charleston Massacre Media Coverage: Recognizing the Crime, Downplaying the Causes

Dylann Roof is a white male who killed nine people; targeting African Americans. Elliot Rodger was a white male who killed six people; targeting women. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (The Boston Bomber) is a non-white male who killed three people; targeting Americans. According to the media, only one is a terrorist. Can you guess which? Why is that that the media is so hesitant to call some people terrorists when they clearly are? Read more

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Media Bias - Framing Issues

Don’t Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
Nine church-goers are killed. Shot in cold blood. Why? For many reasons; but it seems that the public only cares about the most obvious motivations: racism, hate and domestic terrorism. When the media attempts to look at the true underlying motivations behind the act, the public raises their pitch forks in cries of “humanizing the enemy”. It seems that most of us would rather spend time labeling killers than understanding killers to prevent future atrocities. Read more

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Public Opinion - Mass Media

On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran

It all started when Atena posted a silly political cartoon on Facebook. Soon after, Atena saw herself being sentenced to ridiculous charges under repressive laws; “Insulting members of parliament” amongst other charges. Unfortunately, her story is not unique in Iran. Many artists before her and many artists after have and will fall under the same misfortune unless these laws are repealed. Expression mustn’t be restricted by set confines. Art is not a crime. Read more

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Censorship - Freedom of expression

Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police

As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police force, these violent acts are, unfortunately, in line with the general atmosphere in Turkey. There is an ever-growing epidemic of violent homophobia and transphobia in the country. Read more

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LBGTQ - Hate

Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria

When an oppressive regime blocks internet access during social unrest, violence usually follows. This is a pattern that has become famous with the Arab Spring but is the violence that follows a response to the repression of free speech? Or is the repression of free speech a means to another end? New research suggests the latter. Using Syria as a case study, it seems that governments blackout the internet as a means for security forces to gain some tactical advantage when they violently engage protesters. Read more

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Police Brutality - Freedom of Expression

Recent News Releases

Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports 2 Human Rights advocates to Canada

July 2nd – Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning to Canada today. Israeli forces used an electric weapon against four Swedish crew members during their illegal seizure of vessel, which Israeli government sources described as “uneventful”. The two were held in an Israeli prison with seven other Flotilla participants from Sweden, Norway and Russia, until being transferred to Ben Gurion Airport late Wednesday. They are expected to land at Pearson International Airport at 6:55 pm,Thursday July 2. Read more


New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says

July 6th – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People’s Congress yesterday, on July 1. The law was passed without giving any consideration to the submission made to the Standing Committee by the IFJ, Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and the Independent Commentators Association (ICA). Read more


IFIC Welcomes Two New Members

July 10th – “On behalf of our board and membership, I am pleased to welcome Botica Capital Management and TWMG,” said Joanne De Laurentiis, IFIC’s president and CEO. “IFIC provides a forum for industry participants to work together to effectively serve investors’ needs. Each new member broadens our understanding of industry concerns, and strengthens our ability to represent the full spectrum of industry and investor interests.” Read more

Getting Publicity: Connecting journalists and news makers

World Press Trends: What's behind the statistics?

Technology will always dictate the dominant form of communication. Just as the printing press took over written letters and the internet is taking over the printing press, desktop internet will soon be replaced by mobile internet. Marketers, whose primary job is to communicate, will always choose the most effective platform; meaning that traditional press will receive less advertising over time. In an interview, Milo Milosevic describes how the traditional press is dealing with this shift in technology and revenue. Read more

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Print & Media Industry - Internet

What is a 3-D Public Relations Campaign?

Less than a decade ago, there were only three dimensions that Marketers had to factor into their marketing strategy: radio, television and print (offline and online). With the rising popularity of social media, it’s time for marketing professionals to sink or swim. Modern marketers must consider social media marketing or risk falling into irrelevancy. Read more

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Marketing - Social Media

Topic of the Week: Violence against Civilians

Violence is an instinct that we all have to deal with. It manifests itself in our art, entertainment and, unfortunately, our actions. While violence is an urge we all try to control, it becomes difficult when we are put in tense situations. When security personnel are placed in dangerous situations and equipped with dangerous weapons, disasters may arise for the innocent. Read more

Website of the Week: Global Voices

With the internet, we can learn more about what’s going on in other countries. Unfortunately, we can’t always understand the information coming from other countries because it is written in a different language. Global Voices is an international network of reporters and writers who translate trending news from around the world so that the entire global community can understand. Read more

Book of the Week: A Line in the Tar Sands

Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists; government environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are concealed and rushed. Read more

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Environmental Crisis -
Censorship

Film of the Week: Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Wal-Mart rolls back their prices every day. Their items are so cheap that it seems too good to be true. That’s because it is. Behind the veil of smiles is a much darker world; one filled with labour exploitation and disregard for the welfare of local communities. Read more

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Workers' Rights - Economics

Quote of the Week

Sources Calendar

Million People's March Against Police Brutality, Economic Injustice
Date: Jul 25/2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Lincoln Monument
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Website: http://njpop.org/wordpress/?p=1896
Phone: (973) 801-0001

World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Today, the U.N. and the world take notice to issues of human trafficking; especially the trafficking of women and children.

Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years
Date: Aug 6/2015
Time: 4:30pm Community Tables 6:30pm Commemoration 8:30 pm Lantern Ceremony
Venue: Church of the Holy Trinity
Location: west of Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON
Website: http://www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca/
For information contact: Sandra Ruch
Phone: 4167164010

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