News War

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Sociopolitical, War Documentary hosted by Will Lyman, published by PBS broadcasted as part of PBS Frontline series in 2007 - English narration

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FRONTLINE examines the challenges faced by journalists and casts a critical eye on how journalists have responded to those challenges. Topics include the use of anonymous sources and the debate over the publication of information, between journalists, who say the public has a right to know, and the conservatives, who think the press is incapable of reporting without bias.

[edit] Secrets Sources and Spin Pt 1

Part I takes a closer look at the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation, a confusing affair that ultimately damaged both reporters' reputations and the legal protections they thought they enjoyed.

[edit] Secrets Sources and Spin Pt 2

Part II examines recent First Amendment battles between the federal government and the press -- how much can the press reveal about secret government programs in the war on terror without jeopardizing national security?

[edit] Whats Happening to the News

Changing times, new audiences, pressures for profits, and the Internet revolution are upending mainstream media's old values and business models. Can anyone predict the future for news and in-depth reporting?

[edit] Stories from a Small Planet

Story 1 War of Ideas
FRONTLINE/World reporter Greg Barker travels to the Middle East to examine the rise of Arab satellite TV channels and their impact on the "war of ideas" at a time of convulsive change and conflict in the region. His report focuses on the growing influence of Al Jazeera, and the controversy around the recent launch of Al Jazeera English, which U.S. satellite and cable companies have declined to carry. Barker also visits the "war room" of the State Department's Rapid Response Unit, which monitors Arab media 24 hours a day, and meets with U.S. military officers whose mission is to engage the Arab news channels in debate.
Story 2 Requiem
At a time when fair and accurate news coverage is more essential than ever, 2006 marked one of the deadliest years on record for journalists. Surprisingly, despite the fierce fighting in Iraq, most of the slain journalists did not die in combat. They were deliberately targeted, hunted down, and murdered for investigating corruption, crime, or human rights abuses in countries around the world. In Requiem, FRONTLINE/World essayist Sheila Coronel looks at the dangers journalists confront as they try to tell their stories and pays special tribute to reporters working in the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, China and Iraq who have been killed, jailed, or exiled for daring to speak truth to power.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: ~2000 Kbps (CRF 18)
  • Video Resolution: 852x480
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Framerate: 29.970 fps
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC (Nero)
  • Audio Quality: 0.50 48KHz (~150 Kbps)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 4h 15mn Total
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: ~880 MiB
  • Container: MP4
  • Released: 2007
  • Source: DVD
  • Capper: KarMa
  • Subtitles: English - Merged in the MP4

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