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Your Call: Media coverage of President Obama in Vietnam and Japan

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G7 2016 Ise-Shima Summit
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President Obama arriving at G7 Summit

 On the May 27th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s visits to Vietnam and Japan. 
He is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Public Citizen calls NAFTA on steroids. He is also making a historic visit to Hiroshima.

How are reporters covering this history? And why is it so hard for countries to apologize for past atrocities? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Tim Shorrock, journalist and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Mary Kay Magistad, creator and host of the podcast "Whose Century Is It," a co-production with PRI's The World, former East Asia correspondent for The World, and former Southeast Asia contributor for NPR

Journo Kudos

The Guardian: The enduring whiteness of the American media 

The Guardian: How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

Web Resources:

McClatchy DC: Trade pitch turns Obama into salesman for Vietnam shoes

Los Angeles Times: Obama races to cement the big Pacific Rim trade deal that all his potential successors oppose

Amnesty International: Viet Nam: Shameful wave of arrests of activists as Obama visits

PRI: Bridging divided wartime memories, President Obama's visit to Hiroshima strikes a powerful chord

New York Times: In Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima, a Complex Calculus of Asian Politics

New York Times: Korean Survivors of Atomic Bombs Renew Fight for Recognition, and Apology