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On March 1, 29 were killed and 143 were injured at a train station in southwestern China. A group of knife-wielding radicals, members of Abdurehim Kurban gang, were responsible for the terrorist attack, according to Chinese authority cited in Xinhua’s recent report. In the same article, the news agency cited policeman’s recount of the event- “After all five […]
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By Penny Yi Wang and Jaimee Haddad Accra was listed as one of the 46 places to go in 2013 on the New York Times. The NYT called Accra “a buzzing metropolis ready for business and pleasure.” Known for its booming economy in Africa, Ghana is an interesting case study for media freedom in developing […]
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(Olympus R35, Ektar 100 color negative)
This is a neighborhood in my city in China. Like its residents, this place has aged throughout the years. When I was in primary school, this area is full of children of my age. Now, only the older generations are left. Younger people moved to more modern parts of the city.
I’ve always wanted to do photo galleries of urban development of different medium-small cities in China. This is a starting point, hopefully.
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by penny w & amna a
Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival, Spring 2014
Honorable Mention, Best Cinematography, Best Editing under Short Documentary category
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Lhasa, an old and mysterious city and the capital of Tibet, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent years.
Tibet has a total population of three million residents. However, one can easily observe on the street that Tibetans have become minority in their own city due to the presence of Chinese merchants and tourists.
With the growing number of Chinese merchants in the region, consumer culture of today is encroaching on the legacy of the ancient history and unique religious practice of Tibet.
One of the most poignant expression of spirituality is art. Tibet’s proudest religious art form is Thangka, paintings of the Buddha on canvas. Thangka is going through rather aggressive changes as the market landscape is centering on the influx of tourists. But there are still Tibetan artists who try to resist the encroachment and struggle to hold on to their tradition.
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On January 9th, reporters and editors at China’s Legal Daily were the first journalists to take the new qualification exam for press credential renewal. The Legal Daily is an important outlet of Central Propaganda Department and Central Political Law Commission, but the exam affects all media practitioners in both state owned and private media companies. […]
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As part of last year’s video journalism class, I made three other news packages about the community that we live in. These three clips tackle issues such as growing caffeine addiction, the lack of reading culture and media freedom. Here you go-
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Modern shops and malls will soon replace Souq Al Haraj, but shop owners and numerous customers are not quite so pleased with the decision.
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