A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
ITT Sound Off: Silenced Voices
Maria and Julio reflect on the toll of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and the issues with mainstream media’s coverage of this news. They also dive into the recent push to create an independent commission that would investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and give a quick update on the latest immigration news.
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ITT Staff Picks:
- For New York Times’ Opinion, Laila Al-Arian writes about her grandfather’s life and home in Gaza, which was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike: “His struggle to return home embodied the hope, resilience and audacity that all dispossessed Palestinians pass on from one generation to the next. We build, they destroy, and we build again.”
- For Al Día News, Ericka Conant writes about the lack of credentialed Latino and BIPOC publications reporting on Capitol Hill, including Latino Rebels’ D.C. correspondent, Pablo Manríquez whose credentials were recently revoked.
- John Washington and José Olivares report on the shutting down of Irwin County Detention Center and Bristol County immigration detention center for The Intercept.
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