World view – Wednesday

Tuesday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. The Taylor oil spill is still surging after all this time; dumping what’s believed to be tens of thousands of gallons into the Gulf per day since 2004. By some estimates, the chronic leak could soon be larger, cumulatively, than the Deepwater disaster, which dumped up to 176.4 million gallons (or 4.2 million barrels) of oil into the Gulf. That would also make the Taylor spill one of the largest offshore environmental disasters in US history.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  October 24, 2018

    Democracy alive and well in the US, well if you are white.

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  October 24, 2018

    Politics 101

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  October 24, 2018

    • Gezza

       /  October 24, 2018

      Wonder how reliable that is?

      Turkey was not too long ago generally regarded as a reasonably free and open democratic society until the coup to depose Erdogan happened and the arrests and press clampdowns started.

      So possibly Turkey has just had a lot more journalists and news outlets than some of those other countries, where there are only a small number of state-news, or state-line-obligated news outlets, and where being a journalist or presenter with an independent or critical style is a life-threatening condition.

      I also wonder how many journalists do the Turks lure into and then murder in their overseas consulates or poison overseas with toxic nerve agents.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  October 24, 2018

        The source seems legit –

        “In 1981, a group of U.S. foreign correspondents created CPJ in response to the often brutal treatment of their foreign colleagues by authoritarian governments and other enemies of independent journalism.

        CPJ has a full-time staff of 27 at its New York headquarters, including area specialists for each major world region and a San Francisco-based Internet advocacy coordinator focused on press freedom online around the world. CPJ has an expanding network of representatives in all regions, including key cities such as Abuja (Nigeria), Bangkok, Brussels, Bogotá, London, Mexico City, and Nairobi. A 35-member board of prominent journalists from all over the world directs CPJ’s activities.

        CPJ is funded solely by contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations. CPJ does not accept government funding.”

  5. High Flying Duck

     /  October 24, 2018

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  October 24, 2018