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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable


On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.  In a context of rising violence and repression, how can reporters tell the full story about what’s happening inside Syria -- and the international response?  Will 2 million new Syria-related e-mails to be published by Wikileaks help? And with wildfires in the Mountain West and a countrywide heatwave, when does an extreme weather story become a global warming story? We will also talk about investigation into Colorado’s foreclosure system. We’ll be joined by Financial Times’ Michael Peel, Grist’s David Roberts and Denver Post’s David Migoya. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s the Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.


David Migoya, the investigations and personal finance reporter for the business desk at The Denver Post

Michael Peel, Financial Times Middle East correspondent

David Roberts, Staff writer for Grist.org, covering energy and climate change

Web Resources:

Media matters: STUDY: Media Avoid Climate Context In Wildfire Coverage

Denver post: Colorado could be facing a new wave of foreclosures

FT: Syrian opposition chooses its battles

Guardian: Saudi Arabia plans to fund Syria rebel army

CSM: WikiLeaks targets Syria with 'embarrassing' trove (+video)

Grist: Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires?

Denver Post: Colorado public trustees pushed to make it easier to foreclose on homes

NYT: C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

Human Rights Watch: Torture Archipelago -- Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances in Syria’s Underground Prisons since March 2011

Think Progress: IPCC Extreme Weather Report Is Another Blown Chance to Explain the Catastrophes Coming If We Keep Doing Nothing