Friday, July 10, 2009

Your Call 071009 Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call it's our Friday media roundtable where we bring in reporters from the mainstream, alternative and international press to discuss the week in American media. This week the President was in Moscow, Italy and Ghana; hundreds of Uighurs in Western China were dead or in jail after protests and Al Franken was sworn in as senator. We'll be joined by James Fallows of The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi in Beirut and McClatchy's Tom Lasseter in Moscow. Send us an email at or join us live at 11 am. Where did you see the best reporting this week and where did it fall short? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Tom Lasseter in Moscow
The Moscow Bureau Chief for the McClatchy papers, and formerly the Baghdad Correspondent for Knight Ridder before they were absorbed by McClatchy. Tom was the lead reporter for McClatchy's five-part series detailing the U.S.'s treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan. Tom recently finished a series that exposed the causes behind the explosion in Afghan heroin production.

James Fallows in DC
National Correspondent for The Atlantic. Fallows has written nine books. National Defense won the National Book Award in 1981. His most recent book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China has just been published and is a record of his time living in and reporting from China.

Farnaz Fassihi in Beirut
Deputy bureau chief of Middle East and Africa for The Wall Street Journal and the author of Waiting for An Ordinary Day, a memoir of her four years covering the Iraq war. Ms. Fassihi was born in the United States and grew up in Tehran, Iran and Portland, Oregon.

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