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World Press Freedom Day, arrest in Daniel Pearl case and push for U.N. action amid a bleak era.
Insightful documentary "Best of Enemies" is part of Walker's "Cinema of Urgency" series.
State Department honorees show how much Mideast stands to gain from fuller participation of women.
Donald Trump's approach to the news media is unacceptable, but President Obama should show improvements, too.
Riveting film explores unmanned warfare's many military, moral, legal and diplomatic dilemmas.
Minnesota International Center changes its name, but not its mission of engagement.
"Le Mois de la Francophonie" focuses on oft-forgotten Lebanon.
The themes of "returning" and "home" play out in Oscar Sunday and Super Tuesday races.
South Korea uses broadcasts, flash drives, to sway North Koreans.
"Generation Z" was shaped by Great Recession and diversity.
There are telling similarities — and a key difference — between mega events.
A split-screen between the Republican debate and a Donald Trump rally highlights the politics, but not the policy, of the 2016 race.
Brothers Charles and Richard Sennott are among those advocating for journalists' safety and the need for on-the-ground reporting.
New movie renews attention on the 2012 consulate attack at a crucial time for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
First week's market, martial and diplomatic turmoil matches many foreign-policy analysts' predictions of a sobering '16.
A "permanent campaign" and endless "election years" made the past year consequential for this year's vote.
The nation's remarkable economic, diplomatic and military rise also brings increasing domestic and geopolitical challenges.
Obama's words carry particular weight when it comes to crises in the Mideast and Europe as well as the diplomatic "pivot" to Asia.
New movie about the Boston Globe's investigation of the Catholic Church's abuse scandal shows the power and necessity of the press.
U.S. should back a call to create the position of special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for the safety of journalists.
Breadth and depth of local organizations with global impact is displayed in "Art Illuminating Human Rights."
New film "Bridge of Spies" recalls a taut time, but one with perhaps more geostrategic clarity than the current bilateral challenges.
New Minnesota History Center exhibit explores the symbiosis.
World leaders differ in style, substance, intended audiences and impact.
Money still matters in this Citizens United era, but citizens uniting does, too.
A now-famous photograph of a drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy finally gets the world to take notice of the migration crisis.
An NFL "marketing machine" with deep media ties faces a film, and facts, about concussions.
The impact of immigration — an issue vexing multiple countries — depends on a nation's perspective.
Selection of Rio and Beijing suggest transformation in the Olympic movement, too.
"Batkid Begins" documentary depicts Americans eager to see, and do, good.
State Department finds tech is both a weapon and a tool to combat violations.
Key issues are campaign finance and a vigorous press.
A new U.N. report describes a record exodus across countries and continents.
The 2016 presidential race is too consequential to arbitrarily limit the first GOP candidate debate to the top 10 in national polls.
Events lead to U.S., European divergence on balance between security and privacy.
Live-streaming apps are just the latest digital disruption to upend established models.
Journalists spur worldwide interest, international aid, and long-term follow-through.
Adventure-learning media is more relevant than ever at a time of increasing environmental and climate concerns.
Sectarian dynamics are not solely responsible for region's wars.
On its centenary, the "forgotten genocide" gets global attention via a variety of political, religious and media measures.
Walker's "International Pop" shows links between art, advertising and society.
Challenged but promising, a complex continent needs more foreign policy focus.
After attacks, challenges mount for "the ever more dangerous profession."
Governance, diplomacy, journalism and the public's right to know all require openness and transparency from public officials.
Nobel Peace Prize Forum aims to get individuals to "tell the world how you build peace."
Two recent reports document a worldwide decline in freedom of information.
Academy Award contender "Boyhood" connects in a year of controversy over how Hollywood portrays history.
Public opinion polls offer a "leeway" and a "limit" on backing Ukrainian separatists.
You can learn about more than the Beatles and Mr. Bean at "Pop-Up Consulate" in Minneapolis.
Harper Lee stuns the literary — and wider — world again with news of her "new" novel.
A legacy of civic leadership and citizens willing to invest in public access to art endures.
Amid the country's deepening crisis, this lauded film depicts a cynical society.
The country offers a template on how to reckon with and rebuild from an infamous era.
'Unbroken,' 'The Imitation Game' and 'D-Day: Normandy 1944' depict a full societal war effort.
The free world's news and cultural content cannot be dictated by tyrants or nonstate actors.
Pushback against domestic and international news media in a society on "knife edge."
Arrows Awards arrive as the U.K. seems more introspective than internationalist.
With #pointergate, #AlexFromTarget and others, new media alters old constructs.
World Affairs Councils conference shows the need to dive deeper for the 2016 race.
New documentary on Edward Snowden captures history, encapsulates debate.
A study says killing journalists mostly goes unpunished and warns of media "black holes."
Political polarization also manifests itself in broadcast, newspaper and Facebook behavior.
New film and new studies document the impact of the evolving digital age.
A global system 'in flux,' a 'stunningly complicated' Mideast and 'human' diplomacy.
Complex, contradictory signals from global markets, geopolitics, mass media.
'Last Days in Vietnam' documents the chaos, and courage, during the U.S. withdrawal.
Press suppression and simultaneous "seeding" of the public on nationalism and the economy affects domestic and foreign affairs.
Creative, controversial campaign ad set the bar, and tone, for today's political communication.
A new book — "From the Dance Hall to Facebook" — explores "teen girls, mass media and moral panic."
The topic comes to a series at the Minneapolis Central Library, an encouraging environment.
"Tracks in the Snow" depicts state's mosaic.
But rallying allies can depend on the international perception — the brand — of the U.S.
The documentary "Ivory Tower" explores issues of sustainability in higher education, and college as a private vs. public good.
Media should expand their list of experts, and ask sources — and themselves — tough questions.
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