The widespread shift in format from physical ‘mass’ news media (exemplified by the broadsheet press and to a lesser extent television news) towards digital media presents serious challenges for traditional media companies; Peter Ramage explains.
After 9/11 the U.S. government captured terrorists, ‘enemy combatants’ in Afghanistan and, occasionally, some innocent bystanders during its retaliatory War on Terror. Those captives were taken to ‘black sites’, places free from those pesky legal protections and domestic civil rights legislation, and some were subjected to torture during ‘enhanced interrogations’. Now, after years of delays, a U.S. Senate report is out detailing what actually happened in those torture sessions and the recriminations have begun. Simon Letich writes;
Peter Ramage looks at what’s happened to the modern media, and how it’s not really doing the job we expect it to starting at the seminal commission on the subject, the Hutchins Commission.
The principle of non-intervention in the affairs of states has diminished in status since the end of the Second World War in 1945. Alochonaa Editor Liam Maddrell explains what impact this has on the concept of sovereignty and how the decline of this concept has seen the rise of the ideal of ‘Human Rights’
Edward Synot argues that there is a lack of alternative Indigenous voices in the constitutional recognition debate, highlighted by a recent clash between Aboriginal leaders in Brisbane.
Hillary Clinton is often seen as a near certainty to win the Democratic nomination, if not the Presidency in 2016. Jon Kofas explains why you would be foolish however to write off the Republicans or even other Democrats in 2016.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea is an enigma of the international system. One of the less conventional methods North Korea has turned to through various guises is drug trafficking and manufacture. These efforts appeared to have cultiminated in 2003 with the spectacular seizure by Australian authorities on the high seas of the North Korean owned ship, the Pong Su, after a botched delivery of 150 kilograms of heroin was uncovered. This has been further reinforced by a Hong Kong-North Korean drug ring that was arrested by the DEA in November 2013. While the Pong Su and more recent incidents are likely an attempt to expand outside North Korea’s traditional ‘drug markets’ of China, Russia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, it also has shed light into the murky activities of the now infamous Division 39 of the Korean Worker’s Party and why the North Korean government is undertaking this trade, Alochonaa Editor, Liam Maddrell writes….