Al Jazeera

0 Mixed Reactions to the DR Congo Peace Deal

In Ethiopia, 11 countries signed a “Peace Framework Agreement” intended to marshall regional support for conflict resolution in restive eastern Congo. Mark Goldberg of UN Dispatch interviews Prof Laura Seay, Assistant Professor of poli sci at Morehouse College on the prospects of this newest push.

0 Bill and Melinda Gates on Al Jazeera

No new ground broken, but it may be of interest to see how Al Jazeera portrays the world’s most powerful philanthropists and the questions they ask. The music accompanying the introduction is kind of weird and scary …. Melinda, responding to a question about how they respond to the critics…

0 Dorothy Parvaz — friend and fellow journalist, now deported to Iran

Maybe you’ve heard about it already, but former Seattle PI reporter and columnist Dorothy Parvaz went missing in Syria weeks ago. UPDATE: Syrian authorities, who finally admitted arresting her have now said she has been deported to Iran. Go to the Free Dorothy Facebook page for further details and information…