Friday, July 30, 2010

Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, the investigative news website Wikileaks revealed 92,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan, including evidence of widespread civilian casualties, to the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Speigel. While some are calling it the biggest leak in intelligence history, others say the documents expose nothing new about the war. How did the news media cover the new information? And what is Wikileaks and how will it change investigative reporting? We'll also discuss the latest news on the BP disaster.

We'll be joined by The Guardian's Nick Davies, who reported extensively on the leaked documents, independent journalist Rick Rowley, who just returned from six weeks in Afghanistan, Time's Tim McGirk, and journalist Dahr Jamail, who is continuing to cover the disaster in the Gulf for IPS and others. Join the conversation live at 11am or send your questions and comments to Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Nick Davies, a reporter with The Guardian and bestselling author of Flat Earth News, on falsehood and distortion in the media.

Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist, author, and blogger who currently writes for the Inter Press Service, Le Monde Diplomatique, and many other outlets. He authored Beyond the Green Zone; his stories have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, Al-Jazeera, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the Independent.

Richard Rowley, an independent journalist with Big Noise Films, who just returned from a six-week trip to Afghanistan where he was embedded with a U.S. Marine division in Marjah.

Tim McGirk, Time Magazine's Jerusalem Bureau Chief

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