Your Call's Media Roundtable: Mexico's earthquake, Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, & St. Louis protests

Sep 22, 2017

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly earthquake in Mexico, which killed more than 225 people, including at least 25 children at a school in Mexico City.

We’ll also talk about the plight of more than 400,00 Rohingya Muslims fleeing mass violence in Myanmar, and the ongoing protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white police officer charged with the shooting and killing of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black driver. What grabbed your attention this week?

Guests:

Danny Wicentowski, reporter with the Riverfront Times

Frank Contreras, broadcast correspondent for CGTN America

Paul Mooney, award winning freelance journalist, and author of four travel books on Taiwan and China

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges

The NY Times: Living in Mexico City Is a Perpetual Dare

Reuters: Mass exodus

The Wall Street Journal: Born on the Run: How a Pregnant Refugee Fled Myanmar’s Killing Fields

The NY Times: Myanmar Draws Scorn for Rohingya Crisis, but Few Urge Sanctions

The Riverfront Times: St. Louis Approves Trial Run for Police Body Cameras, But Questions Remain

The Riverfront Times: 'The Police Owned the Night' Chief Says After 80+ Arrested Downtown

The Guardian: Streets in St Louis – and everywhere – belong to us. Not brutal cops