Screenwriter Mixer: Bay Area Women in Film & Media

When: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7pm to 9pm  PDT

Where: San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
Event Status: confirmed
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Egypt: The Story of the Israeli Spy in Cairo

Ilan Chaim Grapel, an American immigrant to Israel, was arrested in Egypt last Sunday. Grapel is now detained for 15 days as he is being questioned by the State Security Prosecution over alleged espionage activities in Egypt, attempting to instigate conflict between the Egyptian people and the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, and to incite religious conflict between Muslims and Copts.

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Kenya: The Death of Cinema

Njeri discusses the death of cinema in Kenya: “Rising Cost of Living: I would attribute this as one of the main causes of the Cinema's demise. With the price of bread at Ksh. 40, Maize meal at almost Ksh.100, most consumables have become a luxury. Thus we cannot even start to discuss entertainment as many Kenyans are surviving nowadays, not living.”

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PK Legal Director Harold Feld Defends White Spaces

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Today Public Knowledge Legal Director Harold Feld testified on behalf of the Public Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  The Subcommittee was discussing how to accommodate television broadcasters and demand for wireless data.  Harold opened his testimony with this defense of the value of the

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El Salvador: Problems After Change in Propane Gas Subsidy

El Salvador from the Inside explains the controversy over a change in the propane gas subsidy which was meant to help the poor. The subsidy is now “tied to your electric bill [and] given only to those who use less than a specific number of Kilowatts […] In theory, it sounds like the perfect plan. In practice, it turned into a disaster for many people.”

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The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: The Impact of Technology on the Information Landscape of Communities

When: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:30am to 11am  PDT

Where: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 116th & Broadway New York City
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Steven Waldman of the FCC to discuss findings of Future of Media Report

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