Ignorance is bliss!

By Osmond Ekwueme The dust stirred by President Donald Trump regarding his alleged disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti is yet to settle down. The saying that ignorance is a bliss, sums up the thought that probably led to such an unfortunate disrespect of more than a billion…

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Trump and end of racism?

By Uchenna Ekwo It is easy for Trump’s critics to label him as racist, narcissistic, ignorant, bigot, arrogant, misogynist, controversial, and suffering from intellectual disability and so on. Regardless of the opinion of his detractors, what is clear is that Trump is not stupid. For all that media and political pundits may…

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‘Fire and Fury’ isn’t fake news, but…

By Uchenna Ekwo When President Donald Trump threatened in August last year to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea if it endangered the United States, little did he know that journalist Michael Wolff would use his exact same words as a book title to detonate a literary missile that…

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MEDIA FRAMING OF GLOBAL MIGRATION: PERCEPTIONS MATTER, SAY EXPERTS

Following extensive debate, discussion, and dialogue, participants and speakers at the 2017 Gershowitz Conference on Media and Democratic Governance agreed that the media reports and policies on global migration fuel wrong perceptions about immigrants and refugees. Perception matters, says Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia of Rutgers University’s School of…

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