Media Roundtable: Trump pardons war criminals & the crackdown on press freedom in Russia | KALW

Media Roundtable: Trump pardons war criminals & the crackdown on press freedom in Russia

Jun 13, 2019

 


 

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the Trump administration’s plans to pardon military service members and a former Blackwater contractor who were accused or convicted of war crimes.

Later in the show, we'll discuss the case of Ivan Golunov, a Russian investigative journalist who was arrested on trumped-up charges of drug trafficking. He was released after a public outcry and thousands of people marched in Moscow demanding those responsible for his arrest be held accountable.

Guests:

Dave Philipps, Pulitzer Prize winning national correspondent covering veterans and the military for The New York Times

Ilya Lozovsky, writer and editor with Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a non-profit investigative journalism organization based in Sarajevo

Web Resources:

The New York Times: Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes

The Washington Post: A Russian journalist was detained. Then others stood up to save him.

The Moscow Times: Read Arrested Anti-Corruption Reporter Ivan Golunov’s Biggest Investigations

Quartz: Accused US war criminal Edward Gallagher is out on a technicality