Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Pakistan's Musharraf ends media crackdown

From the BBC: Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has ordered the withdrawal of new media restrictions following a wave of protests and foreign criticism. He has reversed his decision to give the state broadcasting authority more powers to shut down TV stations. The decree meant broadcasters could be punished if deemed to have been too critical […]

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Jihadiquette

From the NYT: We were in a small house in Zarqa, Jordan, trying to interview two heavily bearded Islamic militants about their distribution of recruitment videos when one of us asked one too many questions. “He’s American?” one of the militants growled. “Let’s kidnap and kill him.” The room fell silent. But before anyone could […]

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Laurel Canyon – The real hotspot in the summer of love

In 1967, kids from across the United States were flocking to San Francisco. But the really cool people of the music scene had already moved into Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon. From the NYT commentary by Michael Walker: Laurel Canyon had been filling up with the baby boom’s brightest musical lights since 1965, when members of the Byrds, […]

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