Drone program

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Joining us this week:

Guests:

 Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper's magazine, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins 

  

On the May 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper’s Magazine about his new book Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins.  The book traces the genesis and the rise of drone warfare, including the U.S. “targeted killing” program. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, more than 2000 people have been killed by US drone strikes since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, at least 314 have been civilians. What are the ethical and legal implications of Drone warfare?

Your Call: Yemen and the State of the Union

Jan 22, 2015
Hani Mohammed / AP

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union speech. He focused on a number of economic issues including tax reform, jobs and education. How does the media’s obsession with political partisanship shape coverage of domestic and foreign policy issues? Where are the facts about taxes and the economy? We will be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel and investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. We will be also joined by Sana'a based independent journalist Ataif Al Wazir.