Ratnesh Dwivedi's Blog – January 2019 Archive (4)

INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND TELEVISION CHANNELS: OPERATION AND REGULATION OF BBC AND CNN DURING COVERAGE OF 9/11 AND 26/11 PART II

6.0. HYPOTHESIS-

The balance to be struck is between the citizen’s right to reliable neutral information and faith in public authorities who may have legitimate national security reasons for withholding information, but who might also misinform or attempt to spin their policies and performances for personal or partisan gain. Numerous studies suggest the US media have been too uncritical in their coverage of the Bush Administration’s policies implemented in response to the events of…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on January 31, 2019 at 9:09pm — No Comments

INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND TELEVISION CHANNELS: OPERATION AND REGULATION OF BBC AND CNN DURING COVERAGE OF 9/11 AND 26/11 PART I

ABSTRACT–

“Terrorism” is a term that cannot be given a stable definition. Or rather, it can, but to do so forestalls any attempt to examine the major feature of its relation to television in the contemporary world. As the central public arena for organizing ways of picturing and talking about social and political life, TV plays a pivotal role in the contest between competing definitions, accounts and explanations of terrorism.

In proposed research which is divided is divided in…

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Measles-Rubella Campaign- UNICEF and India Determined to Make it Possible

Universal Immunization Programme

(Scope and Scale)

• Rapidly changing landscape of Universal Immunization Programme

• Two milestones achieved

• Vaccine Logistics & Cold Chain Management

• National Cold Chain Resource Centre (NCCRC), Pune and National Cold Chain & Vaccine Management Resource Centre (NCCVMRC), NIHFW, New Delhi established to provide technical training to cold chain technicians in repair & maintenance of cold chain equipment.

•…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on January 11, 2019 at 4:29am — No Comments

Kumbh : The Biggest Spectacle of Hindus on This Earth

The Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred pitcher) is anchored in Hindu mythology. It is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world. The Mela draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 48 days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati. Primarily, this congregation includes Ascetics, Saints, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Kalpvasis, and Pilgrims from all walks of life.

Kumbh Mela, in Hinduism,…

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Killer Robots, Ethics, & Governance, with Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons: "Ban them." What are the ethical and logistical risks of this technology? How would it change the nature of warfare? And with the U.S. and other nations currently developing killer robots, what is the state of governance?

As Biden Stalls, Is the "Restorationist" Narrative Losing Ground?

U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that former Vice President Joe Biden is, in foreign policy terms, most associated with a "restorationist" approach. How does this differentiate from other candidates? What approach will resonate most with voters?

Democratic Candidates & Foreign Policy after Iowa, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the (incomplete) results of the Iowa Caucus putting the spotlight on Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, what do we know about their foreign policy platforms? How do they differentiate themselves from Joe Biden? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts and touches on voters' possible perception of Sanders as a "socialist" and how climate change could become an issue in this election.

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