My life and times in Portugal and Brazil

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on My life and times in Portugal and Brazil

My life and times in Portugal and Brazil: Lisbon’s Diario de Noticias takes me to a Brunch at the Boulangerie.

Click here to read the article where I tell of the perils of journalism under dictatorships.

Biden / Putin Geneva Summit

Saturday, June 19th, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Biden / Putin Geneva Summit

No props and no stunts this time: who won the battle for media attention at the Biden / Putin Geneva Summit?

Click here to listen to my take for the TRT World Newshour.

Portuguese 1960s/1970s days of censorship and repression told to the Fulbright Community

Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Portuguese 1960s/1970s days of censorship and repression told to the Fulbright Community

The Fulbright community in Portugal wanted to hear about the 1960s/1970s days of censorship and repression, and how it compares to censorship these days.

Click here for the recorded talk to listen to my take.

Russian cyberspace disinformation on the pandemic

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Russian cyberspace disinformation on the pandemic

Every time a major pandemic development takes place-whether lockdown or vaccine-a sharp uptick comes in from Russian cyberspace with dis/misinformation.

Click here to listen to my take on TRT World Now on how this is being fought.

Joe Biden has been his own man during the first 100 days

Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Joe Biden has been his own man during the first 100 days

Why Joe Biden has been his own man during the first 100 days and why he will be in the next 100.

Click here to listen to my take on O Estado do Sitio, the weekend international Affairs of TSF, the leading private radio network of Portugal, with Ricardo Alexandre (min. 33:25 – 49:00).

Ministers’ prayers for George Floyd

Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Ministers’ prayers for George Floyd

Ministers, in the tradition of MLK and John Lewis, try to keep the social fabric together after the George Floyd verdict, with prayers, preaching, and social activism.

Click here to listen to my take for Vatican Radio.

Justice thanks to a smartphone

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Justice thanks to a smartphone

If it weren’t for one smartphone video, justice might have never prevailed in the George Floyd trial.

Click here to listen to my take on the conviction on Italy’s public radio Rai Radio 1 Anch’io (from min 41:50).

Chauvin guilty on all three charges

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Chauvin guilty on all three charges

The image of the knee on the neck and the nine minutes of agony suffered by George Floyd will remain forever engraved in the American unconscious.

Click here to listen to my take for RAI Radio 1 Anch’io, after the sentence of the jury that nails Derek Chauvin (from min 41:50).

Celebration of 160 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and the USA

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Celebration of 160 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and the USA

Italy’s public radio RAI Radio3mondo asked what forces were behind the high-profile celebration of 160 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and the USA, in Washington DC, with Secretary of State Blinken and Foreign Minister DiMaio in attendance.

Click here to listen to my challenging take.

Biden’s foreign policy voyage

Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Articoli | Comments Off on Biden’s foreign policy voyage

Watch for the some surprises from the Biden Administration, as it embarks on its foreign policy voyage.

Click here to read my take in the Italian manager’s national magazine, “Progetto manager”.

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