Posts Tagged ‘Freedom Of The Press’

Boycotting the Aronson Awards: The Plot Thickens

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012


Boycotting the Aronson Awards – D:F/M Colleagues Seeking Surcease for Peter Parisi’s Faux Pas

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

According to the minutes for the November D:F/M faculty meeting, D:F/M Chair Jay Roman and Colleagues Bob Stanley and Karen Hunter (right now, I regard Colleague Hunter as a sort of overpaid journalistic diletante with a scurrilous reputation for making despicable comments about atheists) and others whose names were not in the minutes, were distressed that Colleague Parisi was being “singled” out for his comments supporting news censorship of the WORD.

Peter Parisi [From his facebook page]

Peter Parisi [From his facebook page]


More About Former WORD Editor/Producer Fighting the Power in Morocco

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Aida Alami’s Huffington Post piece was discussed on the home page of the Columbia University journalism school. A J-school contact said she was passing the article/information on to CJR.

Morocco’s Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down – Former WORD Editor/Producer Writes in Huffington Post Article

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

“Last week, something extremely shocking happened: the Moroccan authorities took control of our newsroom and offices while we were working on that week’s edition. They sealed the place and changed the locks. The next day, my editor informed us that the magazine had been pretty much sentenced to death and executed by the government. The reason it was closed: judicial liquidation but it is, in reality, a political decision to shut down this icon of the free press in Morocco.” — Article by Aida Alami, Freelance Writer Living in Morrocco.

Read the rest of her article here.