Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shafik Rehman: Growing concerns for elderly journalist hospitalized after being held in solitary confinement | The independent

An elderly Anglo-Bangladeshi journalist has been hospitalized after being held in solitary confinement and denied medical treatment in prison, his family said. Shafik Rehman, 81, is a prominent journalist with dual British and Bangladeshi nationality. He has supported pro-opposition groups in the country and was arrested on April 16 on …

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Student speechwriter finds her own voice

Shannon Beckham Shannon Beckham spent the past summer as an intern on the White House speechwriting team, digging up facts, anecdotes and historical references to sprinkle into speeches President Obama gave in the whole world. Eight steps to the White House A look at how Duke senior Shannon Beckham got …

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Can Ben Rhodes, a 38-year-old White House speechwriter, be the second most powerful voice in American foreign policy? -Quartz

One of the hottest topics in Washington right now is the hot water the New York Times Magazine finds itself in. The cauldron involves a May 5 profile of an Obama administration official. He got fundamental facts wrong and cast ethical slanders against prominent journalists and political consultants, who were …

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