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Bolivian decree broadens criminal sanctions for disinformation on COVID-19

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Editors’ Note: On May 14, after CPJ published this article, the Bolivian representative to the Organization of American States...

28% of Americans are very confident they could fact-check COVID-19 news

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Most U.S. adults report having seen made-up news about COVID-19, and many have seen various claims about purported treatments....

ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE: CHARGE COPS WHO KILLED GEORGE FLOYD WITH MURDER

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Missouri's Ethical Society of Police has called for the killers of George Floyd to be charged with murder. The Ethical...

Corporate Lawsuits Could Devastate Poor Countries Grappling with COVID-19

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The country was in freefall. Formerly middle class families were hawking their valuables on the street. After dark, the...

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CONDEMNS GEORGE FLOYD KILLING BY POLICE

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Congressional Black Caucus: "How many times will the police officers be the judge, jury, and executioner towards our people?" The...

On third anniversary of his murder, Javier Valdez’s wife calls for justice in open...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Today, on the third anniversary of the murder of her husband, Mexican reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas, journalist Griselda Triana...

Mexican newspaper Reforma receives bomb threat over López Obrador coverage

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico City, May 18, 2020 — Mexican authorities should immediately and transparently investigate a bomb threat against the Reforma...

Donald Trump: A President Who Doesn’t Believe In Science on Covid-19 and Climate Change

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore For decades after WWII, the U.S. stood across the world as a mighty colossus....

Brazilian journalist Leonardo Pinheiro shot and killed in Araruama

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Rio de Janeiro, May 19, 2020 — Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Leonardo...

GEORGE FLOYD WAS MURDERED BY OFFICER CHAUVIN BECAUSE OF RACIST AMERICAN POLICING

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The snuff video showing the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Monday night, on the...

Mexican newspaper owner Jorge Armenta shot and killed in Sonora

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico City, May 19, 2020 — Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of...

TREDD carefully: How MCC balances open data with responsible data to maximize accountability and...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). An interviewer collecting data on maternal and child health from an individual caregiver in Indonesia. Since its inception in 2004,...

NAACP CONDEMNS MINNEAPOLIS POLICE FOR “STATE-SANCTIONED MURDER” OF GEORGE FLOYD

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The NAACP calls the killing of George Chauvin (shown with fiancee) a "state-sanctioned murder." The NAACP released the following statement...

The Inefficient and Incredibly Lucrative Chase for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Centuries ago, back in the Middle Ages, battles against plagues seldom went well. Medieval public health warriors had little...

The Art of Survival–Black Creators In the Age of Covid Pandemic

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). South Carolina-based Spirit. In an effort to provide a more balanced representation of COVID and how it affects the...

Puerto Rico authorities subpoena Facebook for information from student media outlets

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). On September 27, 2019, Denis Márquez, a member of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives, told the staff of Pulso...

NY Times reporter Davey Alba on covering COVID-19 conspiracy theories, facing online harassment

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Over the course of Davey Alba’s career as a tech reporter, her beat has transformed from covering the latest...

FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FELON VOTING LAW IN FLORIDA

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Judge Robert Hinkle has called a Florida felon law unconstitutional. On Monday, a federal court blocked a Florida law, calling...

Hot and Cold Wars: Militarism and Pandemic

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). War hasn’t taken a break during the COVID-19 pandemic. Underneath the intersection of militarism and the coronavirus lie unanswered questions...

CORNEL WEST ENDORSES LAWRENCE HAMM IN BID TO OUST SENATOR CORY BOOKER

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading social critics, endorsed Lawrence Hamm in his bid to unseat Cory Booker...

Gunmen attack daughter of murdered Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral in Veracruz

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico City, May 26, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately investigate an attack by gunmen on journalist Fernanda de...

Minneapolis Killer Cop: Sharpton to Preside Over Funeral; Eric Garner’s Mom Supports Floyd’s Family

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Cold-blooded murder of Floyd in broad daylight in front of witnesses.   This morning a private conversation took place between Rev....

A Virtual Assembly Takes On BlackRock’s Big Problem

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Earlier this year, in his influential annual CEO letter, BlackRock head Larry Fink predicted that climate change would upend...

Juggling skills can open open up journalistic possibilities

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). MEET THE INVESTIGATORS ...