If you're having trouble viewing this message, view open it in a browser window.

To unsubscribe click here.

Sources HotLink

March 21, 2016

Welcome to another issue of Sources Hotlink. Refugees, censorship and North American politics. This issue looks at stories from our physical world and beyond.

Internationally, we look at nine of the most influential whistleblowers in modern history. In North America, two neighbours bond over a shared environmental crisis and Americans are forced to look at Trump with a serious face. In France, instances of police violence increases tension in the refugee crisis.

Cyberspace sees an unprecedented move in advertising as AdBlock lowers its walls for Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders to raise awareness about censorship and government cyber-spying.

Media professionals get expert insight on the state of earned media. Film buff activists learn about life in the Favelas. Bookworms read the word of Chomsky and mass media.

Sources has been connecting journalists with newsmakers since 1977. To find experts, spokespersons, and story ideas on thousands of topics, please browse the Subject Index or use the Search. For help in reaching the media and the public with your story and your views, use Sources’ media relations tools.To become a member, use this form.

You're invited to contribute to this newsletter. If you know of news or resources you'd like to share, please get in touch via mailroom@sources.com or 416-964-5735. We hope this issue interests and informs you. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions on what you'd like to see in this newsletter. This issue of The Sources HotLink is available on the Sources website. We'll also be posting content from it on the Sources Facebook page, And you can follow us on Twitter. If you'd rather not receive this newsletter, click Unsubscribe. If you'd like to have it sent to a different email address, use this link to Subscribe.

Media and Journalism news and analysis

Featured Articles on Sources.com

9 Whistleblowers and the secrets they uncovered

Manning and Snowden are almost household names and the things they’ve done and the movements they’ve started are just as famous. Manning and Snowden are just two amongst the ranks of many. Some not against the government. Some not as famous as other. All whistleblowers who believe that information belongs to everyone. Read more

Related Subjects in the Sources Subject Index

Muslim Americans Grapple with Implications of Donald Trump Victories

“I will build a great wall.” “Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” These are just some of Donald Trump’s charming one-liners. It shouldn’t be just Muslim Americans -- we should all grapple with the implications of Trump’s growing influence. Read more

Related Subjects in the Sources Subject Index
Politics -
Election Campaigns

Top Five Climate and Environment Issues for Obama-Trudeau Bilateral Summit

Trudeau and Obama share a deep ‘Bromance.’ But his visit to D.C. isn’t just a PR stunt or an effort to repair US-Canada relations, it’s also a visit to discuss some real problems in our countries. Let’s talk climate change. Read more

Related Subjects in the Sources Subject Index
Climate Change -
Environmental Policy

Refugees in Calais Evicted with Tear Gas, Police Violence

The French refugee camp known as the “Jungle” doesn’t exactly have the best human rights track record. Earlier this month, French police tried to move some refugees to a different area of the camp. Resistance was fierce. Fires were set. And the police got violent. Read more

Related Subjects in the Sources Subject Index
Refugees -
Police Violence

Why AdBlock Is "Un-Blocking" Amnesty Banners Today

On March 12, AdBlockers got hit with something they haven’t seen in a long time: advertisements. On World Day Against Cyber Censorship, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and AdBlock have added their voices to advocates like Edward Snowden and many others for freedom of speech in cyberspace.

“No one except you has the right to control what shows up on your screen, or who has access to the contents of your hard drive.” Read more

Related Subjects in the Sources Subject Index
Censorship -

Recent News Releases

Other Voices: the Connexions newsletter - International Women's Day Issue

March 5th – The March 5 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue focuses on International Women's Day. Read more

China: New regulations aimed at foreign media

March 5th – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for new administrative regulations aimed at China-based foreign media outlets and joint ventures. The IFJ calls on the government to reevaluate the rules which will negatively impact on press freedom and foreign media. Read more

EFF and 46 Technology Experts Ask Court To Throw Out Unconstitutional Apple Order

March 5th – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 46 technology industry experts, including inventors of modern cryptography, told a federal court today that forcing Apple to write and sign computer code disabling crucial iPhone security features that protect millions of users violates the company’s free speech rights. Read more

Getting Publicity: Connecting journalists and news makers

Marty Baron: Loss of public trust is journalism's greatest challenge

Once upon a time, getting the trust of a journalist meant becoming credible in the eyes of the public. Credibility was a given for news outlets. Today, even journalists have to earn trust. It’s a challenge that will alter entire structures of news outlets in the years to come. This is what one Washington Post Executive Editor has to say about journalism. Read more

See more at Sources

The Secret to Discovering the Top Converting Marketing Channels for your Business

How do I get people to pay attention to my products? Who do I have to attract? How? What are they interested in? What platforms should I use to talk to them? When you’re new to marketing, you’ll find yourself drowning in confusing and seemingly unanswerable questions. These tips won’t answer your questions, but they’ll set you in the right direction. Read more

See more at Sources
Marketing -
Target Marketing

Topic of the Issue: Politics

One part theatrics, the other part leadership. It’s hard to believe that our infrastructure, economics and general well-being is dependant on something that can sometimes get so childish.

Let’s be real. To get rid of politics is to get rid of society. But we can still change it. Maybe one day, politics and political debates will focus entirely on real issues. Not constantly distracted on the length of a politician’s fingers.
Read more

Book of the Issue: Manufacturing Consent

“In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.” Read more

Film of the Issue: Favela Rising

“FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.

At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.” More here

Quote of the Week

Sources Calendar

Israel's Influence: Good or Bad?

Expert panelists and keynote speakers will analyze the enormous impact Israel's influence has on Congress, establishment media, academia and other major institutions. They will explore the costs and benefits in terms of foreign aid and covert intelligence, foreign policy, America's regional and global standing, and unbiased news reporting.

Date: Mar 18/2016
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Venue: National Press Club
Location: 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC USA
Website: http://israelsinfluence.org/

Water Docs Film Festival

A documentary film festival about all things water, Water Docs presents features and shorts, discussions with special guests and filmmakers, and opportunities to take action to protect water. Taking place at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Water Docs informs, educates and activates audiences about water and water issues. Please visit www.waterdocs.ca for more information and the upcoming event schedule. For the love of water, come join us!
Please check www.waterdocs.ca for our schedule of films and events which will be updated shortly, and for information on where and how to purchase tickets.
See you at Water Docs this March!

Date: Mar 22/2016 to Mar 26/2016
Venue: Daniels Spectrum
Location: 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON
Website: http://www.ecologos.ca/water-docs-2016/
For information contact: Patricia
Phone: 416-302-9318

Stormwater & erosion: TRIECA 2016 Conference

TRIECA is Ontario's premier stormwater and erosion and sediment control conference bringing together some of North America's leading experts, influential leaders and distinguished research partners in one event. Together these organizations have a defining role in shaping the future direction of the stormwater and erosion and sediment control industries.

Date: Mar 23/2016 to Mar 24/2016
Venue: Pearson Convention Centre
Location: 2638 Steeles Avenue East, Brampton, ON
Website: http://www.trieca.com/
For information contact: Alanna Delaney/
Phone: adelaney@ trca.on.ca

Parliamentary Names & Numbers

Parliamentary Names & Numbers gives you instant access to up-to-date contact information for Members of Parliament, Senators, Provincial & Territorial Legislators, Federal & Provincial Ministries, Ministerial, Caucus & Critic Responsibilities and Federal Agencies & Crown Corporations

This handy guide to the complete Canadian political scene is yours for only $75.00/yr + GST/HST. Subscriptions include online access to Parliamentary Names & Numbers for one year (January 1 to December 31, or July 1 to June 30.) Subscribe online or call 416-964-5735.

Media Names & Numbers

Media Names & Numbers is the one-stop print- and Web-based directory of Canada's media, with listings for all print and broadcast media. You can access information for more than 6,000 publications and stations, with essential contact details including names of editors and producers, phone and fax numbers, mailing addresses, E-mails, Web sites, and information about editorial scope, circulation and audience size, languages, subscription prices, and much more.

Your subscription includes access to the online version of Media Names & Numbers. Now you can get all this for only $109.95 +GST/HST. ( online subscription January 1 to December 31).Subscribe online or call 416-964-5735.

How can Sources help you get media coverage?

At Sources, we’ve been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 35 years.How? By providing journalists with great sources and story ideas – for TV, radio, print and online.

When you are in Sources the media know you are a source they can call. When you are in Sources, you ensure that the media will find you when they do stories about your areas of expertise. Positive media coverage is the most credible form of publicity there is. Unlike paid advertising and other forms of marketing, media coverage is earned and grows directly out of what you do and what you know. It spotlights your successes and establishes your brand. Media coverage is the most cost-effective form of marketing, because a single news story or TV spot about you can reach tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people.

Find out more

Follow us on twitter to stay up to date with Sources news and other information.

Like us on Facebook to keep up with our news, updates and other discussions.

Copyright. Sources 2016

Staff: Michael Poon, Ulli Diemer


Click here to unsubscribe

, Toronto, Ontario, M6G 1L9