Thu July 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 7.31.14 Duplitecture + Life-Changing Reads

99% Invisible: "Duplitecture"  The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion. There are knock-off Apple stores that look so much like the real thing, some employees believe they are working in real Apple stores.  And then there are entire knock-off cities.

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Wed March 12, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/12/14

Is there any hope for the "Middle Way?"

Protesting the Dalai Lama in San Francisco. Feb. 22, 2014
Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The Chronicle

The controversy over Tibetan independence won't likely be over anytime soon, but is the Middle Way, promoted by the Dalai Lama himself, any way to go about it?

Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin's films deal with the row over Tibetan-Chinese relations. "The Sun Behind the Clouds" and "Dreaming Lhasa" will screen at CAAM Fest 2014, see the schedule here.

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Wed February 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 2.20.14 Fake Followers

Jason Q. Ng

Theory of Everything: "F is for Fake": To bot or not?  Host Benjamen Walker talks to data scientist Gilad Lotan about "fake followers" and online reputations, and Jason Q Ng, author of the book Blocked on Weibo, tells us why the Chinese government hates on-line bots.

Thursday at 5:30pm.

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Mon February 10, 2014

Today on Your Call: What is the state of activism and dissent in China?

Villagers protest in Wukan for several months over the land grabs


Fri December 27, 2013

Today on Your Call: End-of-year media roundtable


On today's Your Call, it’s our last Friday Media Roundtable of the year. This week, we’ll have a conversation with a panel of veteran journalists and media advocates about the state of press freedom in the US. We will also talk about some of the biggest stories of the year and the state of economic reporting. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel, freelance journalist Paul Mooney, and media advocate Robert McChesney. Tune into Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.


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