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Journalist Andreas Kluth Receives The American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (ACA) Thomas Paine Award

American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (ACA) is pleased to announce its awarding of the ACA Thomas Paine Award to journalist Andreas Kluth.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, July 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (ACA), the largest non-profit, non-partisan, Washington DC headquartered organization representing Americans overseas, is pleased to announce its awarding of the ACA Thomas Paine Award to journalist Andreas Kluth.Created in 1995 ACA, Inc. Awards | Washington, DC | (americansabroad.org), the Thomas Paine Award acknowledges common sense, creativity and boldness in the journalistic coverage of overseas Americans. ACA is pleased to confer this excellence in journalism award to Andreas Kluth in recognition of his balanced and straight-forward coverage of Americans living and working overseas.

Andreas Kluth is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. From March of 2017 to February of 2019, he was editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global, the English-language edition of Germany’s leading business newspaper. For the two decades before that, he wrote for The Economist — in London, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Berlin. Kluth is also the author of, Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure. Hannibal and Me: life lessons from history (andreaskluth.org)

Andreas Kluth is a dual national, US and German, and has written passionately about Americans living and working overseas; writing not only about their concerns and issues but also about who they are and their reasons for living overseas. His opinion pieces in Bloomberg and elsewhere have been cited by ACA and other organizations in their efforts with the U.S. Congress and Administration. “Andreas’ work to draw media attention to Americans overseas is an invaluable asset to the community for which we are most grateful,” said Jonathan Lachowitz, ACA Chairman.

Kluth proudly follows in the journalistic footsteps of Thomas Paine. Paine’s Common Sense, written in January 1776, made the argument for the U.S. Colonies to separate from England and described a revolution for independence as not only achievable but inevitable. Paine’s ability to present plain and forthright arguments helped garner the Colonists’ support for independence.

Paine lived in the nascent United States and abroad as an expatriate or American overseas, and in both places, he demonstrated the extraordinary power of the pen in stoking revolutionary fires to promote greater freedom and a more equal sharing of human rights by all mankind. “Andreas ability to communicate with forcefulness and resolve are clearly in the spirit of Thomas Paine. We hope his efforts will provide similar results for positive change for Americans overseas,” added Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director.

Award ceremony to be determined based on scheduling. For more information on ACA, please see: www.americansabroad.org. For more information on Andreas Kluth, please see: https://andreaskluth.org/.

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Scotland Covid crisis: ‘Misstep’ letting fans to travel for Euro 2020, says journalist

Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster and journalist, says it was a “misstep” to allow Scottish fans to travel to London to watch the football game on June 18 as Scotland is now seeing a spike in cases. In Tayside, Scotland, young people are urged to get vaccinated amid a surge in cases in hopes to slow the spread of Covid in the region.

Tayside has the highest rate of cases in Scotland and is one of the worst affected places in Europe.

The number of Covid patients in the region is the highest it has been since February.

Ms Riddoch said that “it’s puzzling” that people were allowed to travel during the BBC2 Newsnight programme.

Wembley has been welcoming around 60,000 fans for the past two matches.

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However, that represents 15 percent of the 2,600 Scotland fans in the stadium.

Currently, there is no data available about how many England fans have tested positive following a Euro 2020 event.

The shadow sports minister, Alison McGovern, said data should be produced soon.

“If they have the data they should publish it, and if they don’t have it, they should say why,” she said.

Data about how many English fans have tested positive is expected to be published in mid-July.

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Award Winning Journalist and Author, Alicia Doyle, Examines the Upward Trend in Support of Legal Same-Sex Marriage

Award Winning Journalist and Author, Alicia Doyle

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — U.S. support for legal same-sex marriage continues to trend upward, now at 70% — a new high in Gallup’s trend since 1996. This latest figure marks an increase of 10 percentage points since 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages.

Award Winning Journalist and Author, Alicia Doyle has some thoughts on the matter. “Unions of the same sex have a long history, with records showing such marriages going back as far as the first century A.D, states Doyle. “These unions occurred in Rome, regions in China, and Ancient Greece, as well as Europe.”

The current 70% also marks a 10 percentage point increase since 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples could marry in any state.
The increase is largely driven by the changing views of Republicans, who were previously generally opposed to legalizing same-sex marriages, according to Gallup.

Doyle continues, “While it’s hopeful that 70% of Americans support legal same-sex marriage, it’s disheartening that 30% in the U.S. still don’t believe all human beings are worthy of marrying the person they love.”

This year’s poll marks the first time a majority of Republicans support same-sex marriage, with 55% in favor of legal recognition. Democratic support is at 83%, about the level it has been over the past few years. Independents are slightly more in favor of it than in years past, with support in that group at 73%.

“Acceptance remains low because of religious fundamentalism polluting a civil/legal matter, such as marriage,” concludes Doyle. “The inability of the general public to move on from archaic definitions of marriage and biblical suggestions that made sense in societies long gone – which were made to fuel population growth which is no longer a concern – is still surprising, and scarily suggestive of wide spread ignorance.”

While there are still differences between age groups that support same-sex marriage, there is increased support across the board — 84% of young adults, 72% of middle-aged adults, and 60% of older adults say they are in favor of same-sex marriages. The data comes from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll, which was conducted last month.


Alicia Doyle

Alicia Doyle is the author of the acclaimed autobiographical book, “Fighting Chance“. Since it was published in February of 2020 – just one month before the global pandemic hit – it has won three literary awards: First Place in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir in the 2020 North Street Book Prize Winning Writers Competition; 2020 WBAN “Cool Story of the Year”; and 2021 Best Autobiographical Book.

In April of 2020, Slavica Bogdanov, a 20-time-awarded Canadian screenwriter and owner of Empowering Entertainment, partnered with Doyle to bring her true story to the Silver Screen.

Doyle, a journalist for more than three decades, discovered boxing at age 28 in the late 1990s when she went on assignment at a boxing gym for at-risk youth. For two years, Doyle simultaneously worked as a newspaper reporter while training and competing as a boxer, making her one of only a few hundred women in America who infiltrated this male-dominated sport. During her boxing career, she won two Golden Gloves championship titles and earned three wins by knockout – and her pro debut at age 30 in the year 2000 was named The California Female Fight of the Year.

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England hit with another Covid crisis as journalist tests positive at training ground

England are facing a Covid crisis ahead of their round-of-16 game against Germany after a Sky Sports reporter tested positive at the national training ground.

The case is the first positive inside the England ‘bubble’ at Euro 2020.

The journalist, who works for Sky Sports, was immediately asked to leave the premises upon the discovery of the positive.

The camera operator who accompanied the reporter tested negative but must now self-isolate.

The news comes just days after Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were ruled out of England’s 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

The Chelsea pair were ruled as “close contacts” after hugging and chatting to club colleague Billy Gilmour following the goalless draw with Scotland at Wembley.

And, after Gilmour subsequently tested positive, the two were asked to isolate by Public Health England and the Football Association.

ITV pundit Roy Keane was critical of Mount and Chilwell after they embraced Gilmour, saying:

“The only thing I’d be critical of is why would you want to speak to an opposition player for 20 minutes? I don’t care if he’s your [club] teammate or not.

“I very rarely speak to anybody for over five minutes. After a game when you’ve been to war against somebody, why would you want to chat to somebody for that long?

“They could’ve used a bit more common sense.”

And England boss Southgate expressed a belief the duo had spent ‘120 seconds too long’ with Gilmour in a withering assessment of the situation.

He said: “They’re of course hugely disappointed to miss the games and we’ve had to get on with it.

“It’s a bizarre situation, really, they’ve spent 120 seconds too long in a fairly open space, it’s full of contradictions, for me, but we’ll have to get over it.

“Frankly, I don’t understand it at all.

“There are teams traveling around, flying, by coach, by bus, in close spaces for hours and our two boys have been pinged. I don’t get it, I really don’t get it.

“As I said yesterday, I have no issue for Steve [Clarke] and Scotland, I don’t want them to have any more issues than we’ve had, but it seems a bizarre situation.”

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BBC ‘failed to tell the truth’ about Diana interview says journalist – ‘Scandalous’

Dorothy Byrne said it was “absolutely scandalous” how the BBC “failed to tell the truth for 25 years”. She told BBC Newsnight hosts: “It has been public knowledge for more than a quarter of a century, that there was fakery in the obtaining that interview.
“And I give some credit to the BBC that they have made a Panorama tonight, by an excellent group of journalists, and they faced up to it.

“But they have to look at how it can be that they have failed to tell the truth for 25 years.”

She also called for an enquiry to be launched into how Mr Bashir became the Head of Religion and Ethics.

Prince William responded to the findings by making a scathing statement and stressing that the programme “should never be aired again”.

William also spoke of his “indescribable sadness” to know the BBC’s failings around the interview had “contributed significantly” to his mother’s state of mind in the final years of her life.

The Duke of Cambridge also blamed Diana’s appearance on the programme for further destroying her marriage to Prince Charles.

He said: “It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said. The interview was a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.

“It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her.

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Joe Biden jokes about running over journalist asking question on Israel-Palestine crisis

US President Joe Biden spoke to reporters while test driving the Ford F-150 Lightning at the carmaker’s factory in Michigan. A reporter asked: “Mr. President, can I ask you a quick question on Israel before you drive away since it’s so important?” He replied: “No you can’t. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it.”
He later added: “I’m only teasing” which reporters appeared to laugh at.

Fox News host Sean Hannity later said: “Imagine the moral outrage if it was Donald Trump but Biden, he always gets a pass.”

His comments were echoed by former Nevada GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian who said: “Joe Biden just threatened to run a reporter over with a car for wanting to ask a question about Israel.

“If President Trump had done this, he would have been impeached. Jokingly or not, this rhetoric is completely unbecoming of the President.”

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While Conservative podcast host Stephen L Miller wrote on Twitter: “Biden joking about running down a reporter for asking about Israel in an F-150 truck is a pretty good tell about just how performative the ‘how dare he’ fainting spells of the past 4 years actually were.’

“While America’s most important Middle East ally is under attack, Joe Biden threatened to run over a reporter for asking a question about it,’ National Republican Senatorial Committee campaign worker Jonathan Turcotte said.

“And this is the takeaway from the totally unbiased media. What a joke.”

At a rally in Dearborn, the heart of Michigan’s Arab-American community, over 1,000 people gathered a few miles away from Biden’s event and booed at mentions of the Democratic president’s name.

Israeli airstrikes have pounded densely populated Gaza day and night since the conflict flared on May 10, while residents in Israeli cities race for shelters or safe rooms, if they have them, every few hours or minutes to flee militant rockets.

Mr Biden has privately pressed for a ceasefire in the more than week-long conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group in the Palestinian territories. His aides have said they are aggressively pursuing behind-the-scenes diplomacy to bring the conflict to an end.

That is not enough for some Democrats, who want Biden to denounce the disproportionate casualties suffered in the Palestinian territories during the conflict and to reconsider the weapons and other assistance it provides Israel, Washington’s closest ally in the turbulent region.


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Dawood Ali, 21, at the demonstration said: “He should not be supporting them.”

Ali, who voted for Biden, said he regrets doing so.

Speakers on the stage shared similar sentiments, saying they felt courted – and then disrespected – by Biden.

Reuters/Ipsos polling showed that Biden won Muslim voters by 8 percentage points in his 2020 race against Republican President Donald Trump, who had been a stalwart defender of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on all fronts.

Turnout among those voters in Michigan rose 6 percentage points to 71 percent in 2020 from 65 percent in the 2016 presidential race, according to Emgage, a Muslim-American voting group.

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Multi-Skilled Journalist

KTRK-TV the ABC Owned station in Houston, TX is looking for an innovative, creative, hard-working, and fiercely competitive Multi-Skilled Journalist who can do it All.Candidates must be master storytellers who can identify, develop, shoot, write, edit, produce and report high quality, enterprising stories for multiple platforms. Must be proficient in modern storytelling techniques with the ability to take a story from concept to completion.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum 2 years major market television news experience with excellent editorial, writing, shooting, editing and on-air presentation skills, including live reporting & ad lib expertise whether it be breaking news or live major sporting or community events.

Our ideal candidate also knows how to tell high-impact stories utilizing data and other research tools and is willing to experiment with new technology. Must have a desire to serve the community and a knack for quickly cultivating contacts and exclusive story ideas.

Must be a team player with an exceptional work ethic, the ability to work under deadline, multi-task, prioritize assignments, and have the flexibility to work any shift required. . We want a respected, knowledgeable, ethical station representative and team player with a strong presence on social media.

Candidate Resume Reel Links should include examples of produced stories as well as live in-the-field reports that are innovative, authentic and memorable. Background check clearance and clean driving record will be required.To be considered, interested applicants must apply online at disneycareers.com, Ref Job# 794673BR. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Please email resume reel samples or links to: [email protected]

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Journalist Cleared of Defamation Charge Revives India’s #MeToo

The harassment incident occurred when she was 23, during an interview for a job with The Asian Age — a then-new publication founded by Mr. Akbar, who was then famous for his reporting on the 1992 destruction of the Babri mosque[1].

For the job interview, Mr. Akbar asked Ms. Ramani to come to his room at the Oberoi, an upscale hotel on Mumbai’s seafront, according to her account in Vogue India. He offered her alcohol, serenaded her with old Hindi songs and invited her to sit next to him on a bed that had been turned down for the night, she said.

Despite the uncomfortable interview, Ms. Ramani accepted a job with The Asian Age. She didn’t tell her parents about the incident, knowing they would tell her to forget her journalism career.

“It was like we were that generation that was going out to work, so maybe we figure this is part of the thing we have to deal with in the workplace, and we will have to deal with it, rather than anyone else helping us through this,” she said.

The 1990s, when Ms. Ramani started that first job, brought a wave of women entering India’s professional world. The Supreme Court’s Vishaka guidelines in 1997 defined and explicitly prohibited sexual harassment at work. But these same guidelines, intended to support women, were often met with a deeply entrenched cultural code of silence around sexual harassment and assault. In other words, they were ignored. Among men, they also bred resentment of women in the workplace.

Little changed for women at work until 2013, when India passed the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, or POSH, Act, which requires employers to set up in-house committees with the powers of a civil court to investigate complaints and suggest remedies. The law was designed to make it easier for women to raise concerns and to save women the difficulty and cost of seeking help through India’s already clogged judicial system, where cases can linger for years or even decades.

The numbers of complaints rose by 45 percent from 2014 to 2017, according to the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


  1. ^ 1992 destruction of the Babri mosque (www.nytimes.com)

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