Published on Sep 16, 2013
What do the people of North Korea really think? Does the West give them a bad press? This report tries to find out.
Mexico: From “Drug-Fueled War Zone” to “Well-Traveled International Tourist Destination” – This video has no official description. It’s a PR firm describing their campaign to reinvigorate Mexican tourism.
Uploaded by HDNetWorldReport on Sep 16, 2011
Many tourists no longer want to visit Mexico because of drug violence. It might be time to cross another nearby country (Guatemala) off the list, because Mexicoapos;s ruthless cartels are going international.
Published on Sep 10, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Northern Mexico’s Copper Canyon is considered one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. But the site also right in the middle of Mexico’s drug-growing heartland, so it is struggling to attract tourists.
Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney travelled to the canyon in the state of Chihuahua to see what it offers for those prepared to make the trip.
Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Jul 12, 2011
Mexico’s once buoyant tourism industry is being weighed downby the country’s ongoing drug war. Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Uploaded by CBS on Feb 21, 2011
As the deadly drug war in Mexico continues, new violence is spreading towards popular tourist areas. Terry McCarthy reports on conditions in Acapulco, a new battleground between rival drug cartels.
Uploaded by ANewsVanIsland on Jan 20, 2011
OAK BAY – The phones are ringing at Oak Bay’s Athlone Travel – the first few weeks of 2011 have been busy. But bookings to Mexico are down, and clients are asking questions. “They’re Concerned about the violence, if they go to Mexico are they in any danger” says Manager Liz Smith.
And you can see where skittish travellers may be getting that idea.
On Monday, 69-year-old Mike Di Lorenzo of Penticton was hit in the leg by gunfire meant for someone else in Mazatlan. He needed surgery and two blood transfusions, and likely saved his wife’s life by diving on top of her.
Earlier this month, a Montreal police officer got separated from his friends at a bar in Cancun and was severely beaten. A woman from Ontario claims was gang-raped by police in Playa del Carmen on New Year’s eve.
And in November, 33-year-old Nanaimo Realtor, father, and newlywed Malcolm Johnson was killed in a freak gas explosion at the Grand Riviera Hotel along with four other Canadians.
Royal Roads University “Human Security” expert Kenneth Christie just returned from Mexico, where he says a drug war has taken more than 30,000 lives over the past four years. But most of the violence is taking place far from your favourite all-inclusive resort. “I think tourists should be careful when they go to Mexico, stay away obviously from where the drug war is taking place, but in most of the resorts they’re pretty safe” says Christie.
He says the BC man injured this week was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. “Mazatlan’s been a very safe place for Canadian tourists to go.”
Liz Smith at Athlone Travel agrees, suggesting you stick to the familiar resort destinations to stay safe. “It’s like all the people that go on airplanes every day, millions of people around the world travel by air, and when there’s an accident, everyone stops to think about it, and I think that’s what’s happening here.”
For some Canadians, it appears the issue of whether or not Mexico is safe isn’t an issue at all. One viewer comments online: “Please don’t go to Mexico, way too dangerous. In fact, don’t go anywhere. Just stay home and hide under your bed, where it’s safe.”
He does make a good point – there are risks involved in doing just about anything.
Uploaded by AssociatedPress on Nov 4, 2010
In another grisly turn in Mexico’s drug war, police have recovered 18 bodies from a mass grave announced in a YouTube posting, a video saying the victims were from a tourist group kidnapped in Acapulco a month ago.
Uploaded by PBSNewsHour on Sep 15, 2010
A drop in tourism and manufacturing has left the Mexican state Baja, California, with a struggling economy. Jose Luis Sierra of New America Media reports on how the drug war and recession have played a role.
Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 1, 2010
At least eight people have been killed in a fire bomb attack on a bar in the Mexican tourist town of Cancun.
Local reports said the attack was carried out by a drug cartel which was trying to extort protection money from the bar owner.
It has heightened fears that drug-related violence is spreading to tourist towns.
Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Cancun.
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Juan Carlos Hidalgo of the Cato Institute on how the country’s drug problems are impacting tourism.
Uploaded by worldfocusonline on Mar 5, 2009
In Tijuana, a once-thriving city just across the border from San Diego, the increasingly deadly drug war has touched almost every part of life.
Americans used to flock to the city, but now largely avoid it. In 2005, a banner year for tourism, some four million people visited Tijuana. Last year, the number dropped to around 400,000. Residents, too, are fleeing in fear.
Worldfocus correspondent John Larson, producer Bryan Myers and field producers Megan Thompson and Ivette Feliciano explore Tijuana, beginning in a hospital that not only treats the victims of drug violence, but that operates in fear that its own people will get caught in the battle.
Nov.29, 2011 – The British Library is having its newspaper collection digitized and put on line as an archive accessible to the public all over the world. Penny Tweedie reports
Is the Internet killing newspapers? Take a look at this political animation to see how things will shake out when it comes to old media vs. new, blogging, twitter and citizen journalism! Whether you want micropayments or good ol’ fashioned dead trees, this political cartoon is here to help.
The Arab Spring uprisings successfully uprooted several long-standing authoritarian governments in the Middle East and North Africa, and led to elections in Tunisia, and next month in Egypt. But the shift from decades of authoritarian rule to a more open and free society has been bumpy in some cases. And challenges to press freedom persist across the region. VOA’s William Ide has more from Washington
Being proved innocent in court can pale into insignificance in America, especially when a guilty verdict is already at large in the media.
A journalist for Al Jazeera has spoken of her harrowing ordeal while being held for nearly three weeks in a Syrian jail.
Despite foreign journalists being banned from entering the country Dorothy Parvaz tried, but was quickly arrested.
Do you care about the Royal Wedding? Neither do we! RT is mourning the media madness of this culture-clutching calamity by forgoing the expected coverage route and offering you this instead.
Russia Today then proceeds to cover the royal wedding, but cynically.
Royal Wedding madness grips DC
‘Twas the morning of the Royal Wedding and all through DC, hundreds and hundreds sat glued to TV. Americans threw their hearts—and hats—into the British Monarchy in Washington this morning for the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William, scooping up memorabilia, fêting the royals and dropping serious money to recreate the royal wedding for themselves.
Royal Wedding: Tuning in to get away
According to Nielsen, over a quarter of all Americans have been following coverage of the Royal Wedding. What about overseas? Hardly. America’s fascination with Harry and Kate has outshined interest in both the UK and Australia. Why is this the case? Georgetown University Professor Chris Chambers says that this ratings builder is being capitalized on by mainstream media as outlets everywhere market a distraction that Americans are gladly eating up.
12,000 journalists cover Royal Wedding freakshow
As many Americans eat up the Royal Wedding, those on the other side of the spectrum are left wondering why? Author Mark Oppenheimer weighs in on the media blitz surrounding Harry and Kate’s sideshow nuptials, and how commemorative cupcakes are just a sampling of America’s outrageous overindulgence.
‘Most Guantanamo prisoners were no threat’
Most of the prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay were either innocent or posed little threat, according to official US documents leaked by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.
The files show that about 220 of the detainees were classed as “dangerous terrorists”, While 150 Afghan and Pakistani prisoners were later determined to be innocent.
Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari takes a closer look at just who these men are.
Al Jazeera cameraman ‘interrogated’ about network
Sami al-Hajj was working as an Al Jazeera cameraman when he was arrested in late 2001 and sent to Guantanamo Bay.
One file in the newly released trove of leaked US military documents shows that al-Hajj, held at Guantanamo for six years, was detained partly in order to be interrogated about the news network.
He speaks to Al Jazeera’s Nick Clark about the documents.