Danny Schechter

  • It’s been more than 20 years since I first came to the UN Headquarters here to report on a human rights issue. Then, it was about the cultural boycott of apartheid South Africa. A few years later, South Africans would win their freedom.Now, I am back in the maze of conference rooms, hoping ...

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  • Everyone who goes to the movies knows about a game police interrogators play called “Good Cop/Bad Cop”. The “good” cop tries to seduce the accused, promising he will go easy if there is co-operation.The “bad” cop is more menacing, threatening and sometimes ...

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  • One of the most astute critics of the United Nations was a man who worked there for years and worshipped its ambitions. His name was Conor Cruise OBrien, an Irish diplomat and extraordinary writer who savaged the institution he once adored. The main thing that endears the United Nations to member ...

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  • Serbian state TV has apologised for its role as a propagandist in the war 16 years ago. In the TV business, we speak of booking a big name for a highly rated TV appearance as a get. It took years to get Osama bin Laden although, in his case, his views were not wanted; he made more news - and ...

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