Media Beat, Oct. 19, 2023

Media Beat, Oct. 19, 2023

By David Farrell

How Hamas was formed and which nations support the terror group?

Reported by Palki Sharma, First Post

The clip was broadcast by First Post, a show that appears on Indian multinational conglomerate Reliance Industries, headquartered in Mumbai.

Israel-Palestine war: A simple history of how it all began

The conflict between Israel and Palestine dates back centuries. It involves geography, religion, power and people. Priyanka Sharma brings you a brief and simple history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. – WION News

Power Play with Vassy Kepelos on Israel’s intentions in taking on Hamas

CTV’s Power Play is an important news show, hosted by Vassy Kapelos. In this clip, she is speaking with Israeli international spokesperson Jonathan Conricus.

How to Report in a War Zone

NBC News’ Richard Engel gives tips he’s learned from covering international conflicts in Ukraine and Baghdad.


CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviews historian, author, and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari

Amanpour's interview with Yuval Noah Harari explores the long-term implications of Hamas' attack on Israel and the subsequent retaliation in Gaza.

Hamas starting to 'understand the severity of their situation,' says negotiator

Gershon Baskin, the Middle East director for the International Communities Organization and former peace negotiator, says Hamas is 'beginning to understand their end is coming and that's a dangerous situation.'

Combat correspondent salaries: How much money do war zone journalists make?

Working in warzones can be as dangerous as fighting itself, and many journalists have been killed in the pursuit of the truth. – Oliver Povey, Diario AS

Q+A: What are the perils of being a war correspondent?

The world is as dangerous as it has ever been for journalists and war correspondents. Kidnapping, murder, and torture are the risks facing those trying to get us the information from the front line. How hard is it being a war correspondent? What issues face the reporters who put their lives on the line to get the story?

In this panel discussion, Maria Armoudian speaks with Carol Williams, Terry McCarthy, Claudia Nunez, and Mark LeVine about life reporting from the danger zone. – The U of Auckland, NZ

The number of journalist deaths worldwide rose nearly 50% in 2022 from previous year

Sixty-seven members of the press were killed in 2022, the highest number since 2018, according to the annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

At least 41 journalists, or more than 60%, were killed in retaliation for their work. A motive for the other 26 is being investigated by the CPJ.


The total of journalist deaths, which was almost 50% higher than in 2021, was propelled by the coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as well as violence in Latin America. – Ayana Archie, NPR

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sings a different kind of blues

Along with his day job brokering peace with potentates, sheiks and other heads of state, he’s a guitarist who has reportedly published songs under the moniker of Ablinken, three of which can be found on Spotify. Below, Blinken played a Muddy Waters chestnut at the launch of the Global Music Diplomacy Initiative held at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.


Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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