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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 13, 2006 Freedom of speech suffers in tense Ethiopia: Reporters Without Borders put Ethiopia and Eritrea near the bottom of its 2006 Worldwide Press Freedom Index.
QUOTE: how ugly Ethiopian politics has become since the May 2005 elections, with a mixture of mob vengeance on one side and authoritarian rule on the other. In the past year, following contentious national elections and their violent aftermath, 111 journalists and opposition leaders have been thrown in jail for treason, inciting violence, and genocide; dozens of newspapers have been closed; and a new press law has put fresh restrictions on what can be printed. Government officials say the strong measures are necessary to prevent racial hatred from escalating into a Rwanda-style genocide.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 01, 2006 An Image Popular in Films Raises Some Eyebrows in Ads
QUOTE: despite the popularity of such characters among blacks, the use of the image of big black women as the target of so many jokes is troublesome to some marketers and media scholars.
New York Times Mar 12, 2005 For Jay Leno, Michael Jackson Gags Are in Order
QUOTE: Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville gave the all-clear yesterday for NBC late-night host Jay Leno to resume delivering his own cracks about the Michael Jackson child molestation trial. The judge said even though Leno is a potential trial witness...
Washington Post Feb 12, 2005 The Comedians Coalition Finally Gets a Little Respect
QUOTE: Here's a good one: Four hundred stand-up comics form a union and demand a raise. Local club owners say, "That's funny!" so the union threatens picket lines and protests, complete with a giant inflatable rat.
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