Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

World / Politics Aug 26, 2017

Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protesters who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany's problems. Amid chants of "Merkel just ...

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Oct 24, 2015

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

by Michael Hoffman

That's it? It's over? "Scattered like leaves in the autumn wind," sighs Shukan Shincho magazine, speaking of the massive nationwide demonstrations that, through the summer, heralded (to some) a new political awakening of the Japanese masses (or something). The protesters' immediate target was new security ...

The revolution will be streamed online

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Aug 29, 2015

The revolution will be streamed online

by Philip Brasor

Local media have been cautious in their coverage of the protest demonstrations that have materialized in recent years, but they appear to be intrigued by the college-age activists known as SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy). Previously, they had pegged this demographic as being ...