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One year after Paris and Beirut: How to shake Western media bias

Do we care about all deaths equally? A look at Western media bias.
Nov 13, 2016
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The marginalization of Brown Asians

Brown Asians are just tired of being unseen, unheard, and unappreciated — even by other Asians.
Oct 25, 2016
Agness Achan eats vegetables in her kitchen. She is among a growing number of Ugandan girls and women who struggle with eating disorders.
(Photo by Edna Namara for GPJ Uganda)

Western eating disorders hit Uganda, hurting teen girls’ health

Eating disorders are on the rise in Uganda as the country is increasingly influenced by images from around the world.
Oct 19, 2016
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NBC’s “Mail Order Family” fail proves who really has a seat at the table in Hollywood

"Mail Order Family" — a cartoon sitcom featuring a Filipina mail order bride — was quickly shelved this week after online backlash.
Oct 4, 2016
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Calling out (and calling in) white media

An invitation to journalists working in mainstream media to drop the pretense of detached objectivity and rejoin the human race.
Sep 22, 2016
Producer Suzanne Hayward and another staffer on the set of the "Nida'a" show, an Arab-world talk show. (Photo courtesy Suzanne Hayward.)

From Oprah to Nida’a: Arab world talk show producer to speak at young women’s career day

Spokane-raised Suzanne Hayward will speak Saturday at Young Women Empowered's career day about her work on “Nida’a,” an Arab world talk show.
Apr 15, 2016
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“The media plays so many tricks on the viewer”

"The media plays so many tricks on the viewer"
Mar 27, 2016
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Why Seattle Times’ “sidekicking” Hollis Wong-Wear is bad for journalism

The Seattle Times' tone-deaf treatment of musician Hollis Wong-Wear is a symptom of #JournalismSoWhite.
Feb 4, 2016
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#SUSI2015 Chat: what role should journalists play in social movements?

Join this live chat at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday November 12th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #SUSI2015.
Nov 3, 2015
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Loaded label “terrorism” misleads readers, stokes prejudice

Journalists should be cautious of repeating the loaded term "terrorism" without question in news articles, which can lead to prejudice against Muslims.
Oct 28, 2015
Participants in the Muslim Youth Leadership Program pose for a photo behind the Northwest Cable News desk. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Young Muslims seek careers correcting media misrepresentations

Can training young Muslims for leadership roles improve public perceptions of Islam?
Aug 20, 2014
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Join us all day for a Live GiveBig Variety Show

Join The Seattle Globalist today for an all-day webcast for GiveBig’s day of fundraising. We have a sick lineup of over 15 guests!    Donate here.
May 15, 2013
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Seattle celebrates World Radio Day with plans for new low-power stations

Radio is the world’s most widespread medium–over 70% of the world has access. With new low-power licenses being released locally this year, you can expect more diverse voices coming your radio dial.
Feb 15, 2013
Actress Olivia Wilde hangs at the Umoja Women's Village in Kenya as part of Half the Sky. (Photo via Jessica Chermayeff/PBS)

Half the Sky: half humanitarian heroics, half celebrity ego trip

Newsflash: being a woman is surreal. Last night I was supposed to be at the gym. So I could look slimmer and prettier or something. But I had a headache. So I stayed on the couch, stumbled across human dolls on Facebook (seriously?!), and tuned in to the much-trumpeted nationwide premier of Half the Sky. […]
Oct 2, 2012
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Globalist offers apprenticeship for aspiring journalists

The Seattle Globalist is proud to announce our first ever apprenticeship program in partnership with the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative. In this year-long journalism training program for young adults ages 17-20, participants will be mentored by a journalist from The Seattle Globalist and receive training in writing, photography, video and design. Their work will also […]
Sep 4, 2012
An activist from women's rights group Femen uses a chainsaw to cut down a Christian cross near the Oktyabrsky Palace in central Kiev

Russian Pussies and Ukrainian Boobs: The new feminism of the former Soviet Union

Yesterday, Russian punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of “hooliganism” and sentenced to two years in prison. The case has dominated the Internet and the airwaves for weeks, forcing well-mannered newscasters to cringingly utter one of our most taboo words in nightly news roundups. The trouble started back in February when the group staged a direct-action protest […]
Aug 18, 2012
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For Pakistani journalist, Seattle news scene is a breath of fresh air

Late last month, a bomb ripped through a train station in a small town near Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan where I started my journalism career. The loss was colossal: the blast killed eight people while maiming more than 25 others. But it was no big news for Pakistani media. Instead, […]
Jul 24, 2012
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This International Women’s Day, Americans should take a look in the mirror.

I once spent a March 8th in Mexico and was surprised to find the streets filled with parades and vendors selling giant teddy bears in celebration of International Women’s Day. Random people greeted me with a cheerful “Feliz dia de la mujer.” International Women’s Day isn’t such a big deal here in the US, and […]
Mar 8, 2012