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Media Roundtable: Widespread starvation in Yemen; violence and economic hardship in El Salvador


  On this edition of Your Call’s Media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the war in Yemen. According to the United Nations, 80 percent of Yemen’s population is in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and millions face starvation. What will it take to end the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen?

We'll also talk about the plight of Salvadoran migrants who've been deported back to El Salvador. How is the Trump administration's immigration policy affecting Salvadoran immigrants living in the US?


Jane Ferguson, award winning special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and winner of the Polk Award for her reports from Yemen

Jason Motlagh, award winning writer, broadcast journalist, filmmaker, andfounder of Blackbeard Media

Web Resources:

PBS:Fighting, starvation and disease yield grim crisis in Yemen

National Geographics: Inside El Salvador’s battle with violence, poverty, and U.S. policy

PR Newswire: Long Island University Announces Winners Of The 70th Annual George Polk Awards In Journalism

Al Jazeera: UAE signs $1.3bn in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.