Media Roundtable: The Mosque attacks in NZ, the Boeing 737 Max 8 crash & the US drone war in Somalia
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zeland. The young man who killed 49 people espoused a far right, anti-Muslim ideology. The dead include Syrian refugees.
We'll also discuss US military involvement in Somalia and the Trump administration’s expansion of the Obama era drone strike campaign. At least 225 people have been killed in 24 strikes so far this year.
Later in the show, we'l talk about the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes globally over growing safety concerns and the company’s deep ties to Washington.
Amanda Sperber, freelance journalist covering East Africa
Paul Roberts, business reporter with the Seattle Times
David Shepardson, correspondent for the Washington Bureau of the Reuters covering transportation and other regulatory issues
The Nation: Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia
The Seattle Times: 737 MAX crashes make it the most troubled airliner debut in modern aviation