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Friday Media Roundtable: Hunger strike in Guantanamo, outrage in Bangladesh

Taslima Akhter

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the ongoing hunger strike and forced feedings at Guantanamo Bay prison. We’ll also talk about the lack of enforcement of minimum wage laws in San Francisco and the garment factory disaster in Bangladesh. We’ll be joined by ProPublica’s Cora Currier, San Francisco Public Press’ Michael Stoll and The Daily Star’s Inam Ahmed joins us from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Inam Ahmed, editor at The Daily Star, the largest English daily newspaper in Bangladesh

Cora Currier, journalist with ProPublica, an independent non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism

Michael Stoll, executive director of San Francisco Public Press, an independent nonprofit, noncommercial news organization dedicated to producing local public-interest news

Web Resources:

WSJ: America's Miserly Minimum Wage Needs an Upgrade

The Daily Star: Cheap clothes at cost of life: Garment workers eventually pay the price as buyers strive to pay less

San Francisco Public Press: S.F.’s Minimum Wage, Highest in the Nation, Eludes Thousands as Enforcement Efforts Face Obstacles

Propublica: Hunger Strikes and Indefinite Detention: A Rundown on What’s Going on at Gitmo