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Friday media roundtable: Keystone XL & South Africa's striking miners


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the Farm Bill, which has passed the House and Senate. We’ll also discuss coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline. Hundreds of protests took place this week. The administration has 90 days to make a final decision. And we’ll look at coverage of South African Platinum Miners striking for a living wage. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Tom Laskawy, executive director of the Food and Environment Reporting Network

Jason Mark, editor of the Earth Island Journal

David Smith, Guardian's Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg

Web Resources:

Guardian: Central African Republic lynching a shock even in a country torn by violence

Washington Post: In Congress’s farm bill, the rich get richer

Earth Island Journal: In Wake of State Dept Report on Keystone XL, Enviros Pledge to Keep Fighting

Reuters: UPDATE 2-S.Africa minister warns on economy as mines face strike threat