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Friday Media Roundtable: Nationwide protests in Turkey and the Bradley Manning trial


On today’s Your Call, it’s Our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the trial of Bradley Manning, the Army soldier who was arrested for allegedly passing classified material to Wikileaks. We’ll also talk about the Associated Press phone hacking scandal and the ongoing protests in Turkey. We’ll be joined by Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola, McClatchy’s Michael Doyle and freelance journalist Justin Vela joins us from Istanbul. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Michael Doyle, national correspondent with McClatchy newspapers

Justin Vela, freelance reporter based in Istanbul

Kevin Gosztola, journalist covering civil liberties & national security issues for Firedoglake

Web Resources:

FP: The Struggle for the Heart of Istanbul

Roads and Kingdoms: Of Taksim and Tantuni           

Jadaliyya: Occupy Gezi: The Limits of Turkey’s Neoliberal Success

Washington Post: Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge

McClatchy: Why Attorney General Eric Holder is in the hot seat

Firedoglake Coverage of Bradley Manning’s Court Martial