Attacks on the Press Journalism on the World’s Front Lines, 2015th Edition

Politics, Sociology

Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Front Lines, 2015th Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists
Stephen Allen, “Law Express: International Law (3rd edition)”
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, “The Nature of Childhood: An Environmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865”
Dot Matrix, “Anarchy 101”
A. Aneesh, “Virtual Migration: The Programming of Globalization”

Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Front Lines, 2015th Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

English | April 20th, 2015 | ISBN: 1119088429, 9781119107125, 9781119107125 | 256 pages | EPUB/PDF (True) | 24.93 MB
The most comprehensive guide to the global state of free press in 2015!
Attacks on the Press is the world’s most comprehensive guide to international press freedom. Compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, this informative guide features analytical essays from CPJ and other experts and provides a platform for direct advocacy with governments and the diplomatic community to give voice to journalists worldwide. Reporters and photographers face a myriad of risks, from highly publicized murder to imprisonment, cyberattacks, harassment, frivolous lawsuits, and censorship. The risks are increasing due to widespread unrest and in response to the broad dissemination of critical information through social media and the Internet. This book gives journalists a seat at the discussions at the United Nations, Organization of American States, European Union, African Union, and more, to protect journalists and the freedom of press that is so essential to human rights.
By publicly revealing abuses against the press and acting on behalf of imprisoned and threatened journalists, CPJ effectively warns journalists and news organizations where free press is in danger. This book is their annual guide to where these attacks are occurring, and who is doing the attacking.
• Assess dangers to freelance journalists in conflict zones
• Evaluate new forms of censorship in places like Egypt, Hong Kong, and Turkey
• Contemplate the long-range impacts of the publicized executions of journalists by militant groups
• Review available cybersecurity measures and the price journalists pay to keep up with spies
• Analyze the 10 most censored countries in the world
• Strong press freedom encourages the growth of a robust civil society, which leads to stable, sustainable democracies and healthy social, political, and economic development.
Attacks on the Press is the most comprehensive annual survey of global press freedom, and a calling out of those who threaten it.

Stephen Allen, “Law Express: International Law (3rd edition)”

2016 | ISBN-10: 1292086807 | 288 pages | PDF | 3 MB
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Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, “The Nature of Childhood: An Environmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865”

2014 | ISBN-10: 0700619585 | 288 pages | PDF | 40 MB
When did the kid who strolled the wooded path, trolled the stream, played pick-up ball in the back forty turn into the child confined to the mall and the computer screen? How did “Go out and play!” go from parental shooing to prescription? When did parents become afraid to send their children outdoors? Surveying the landscape of childhood from the Civil War to our own day, this environmental history of growing up in America asks why and how the nation’s children have moved indoors, often loosing touch with nature in the process.
In the time the book covers, the nation that once lived in the country has migrated to the city, a move whose implications and ramifications for youth Pamela Riney-Kehrberg explores in chapters concerning children’s adaptation to an increasingly urban and sometimes perilous environment. Her focus is largely on the Midwest and Great Plains, where the response of families to profound economic and social changes can be traced through its urban, suburban and rural permutations – as summer camps, scouting and nature education take the place of children’s unmediated experience of the natural world. As the story moves into the mid-twentieth century, and technology in the form of radio and television begins to exert its allure, Riney-Kehrberg brings her own experience to bear as she documents the emerging tug-of-war between indoors and outdoors – and between the preferences of children and parents. It is a battle that children, at home with their electronic amenities, seem to have won – an outcome whose meaning and likely consequences this timely book helps us to understand.

Dot Matrix, “Anarchy 101”

2012 | ISBN-10: 1620490315 | 154 pages | PDF | 0,5 MB
Introductions to anarchist ideas, up till now, have suffered from being one-dimensional, too lengthy, or too sectarian. The history, practice, and philosophy of anarchy has suffered for this lack. We haven’t encouraged new generations to approach our ideas other than on mostly sectarian terms. Anarchy 101 is an edited crowd-sourced introduction to anarchist ideas. The content comes from the website and represents the best responses from dozens of contributors to hundreds of questions about the Beautiful Idea: this thing called anarchy.

A. Aneesh, “Virtual Migration: The Programming of Globalization”

2006 | ISBN-10: 0822336693, 0822336812 | 208 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB
Workers in India program software applications, transcribe medical dictation online, chase credit card debtors, and sell mobile phones, diet pills, and mortgages for companies based in other countries around the world. While their skills and labor migrate abroad, these workers remain Indian citizens, living and working in India. A. Aneesh calls this phenomenon “virtual migration,” and in this groundbreaking study he examines the emerging “transnational virtual space” where labor and vast quantities of code and data cross national boundaries, but the workers themselves do not. Through an analysis of the work of computer programmers in India working for the American software industry, Aneesh argues that the programming code connecting globally dispersed workers through data servers and computer screens is the key organizing structure behind the growing phenomenon of virtual migration. This “rule of code,” he contends, is a crucial and underexplored aspect of globalization.
Aneesh draws on the sociology of science, social theory, and research on migration to illuminate the practical and theoretical ramifications of virtual migration. He combines these insights with his extensive ethnographic research in offices in three locations in India—in Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida—and one in New Jersey. Aneesh contrasts virtual migration with “body shopping,” the more familiar practice of physically bringing programmers from other countries to work on site, in this case, bringing them from India to New Jersey. A significant contribution to the social theory of globalization, Virtual Migration maps the expanding transnational space where globalization is enacted via computer programming code.