Author: Timothy Lesle

Tim Lesle is a freelance journalist and student at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. His personal website is, his personal blog is here.
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Inside Look at Pirate Radio Broadcast in Beijing

The PBS Mediashift site has an insider’s account of how a Reporters Without Borders activist broadcast a 20-minute human rights message via FM radio from the Beijing International Media Center, 12 hours before the Olympics opening ceremony. At 7:50 a.m., it’s time to go. I take my bag and walk toward the BIMC. It’s early. I can see fewer policemen than I did last night. I sit on

August 26, 2008

AFRICOM Willing to Work with China

The U.S. military’s relatively new African Command, or AFRICOM, has expressed an openness to working with China’s military, should the opportunity arise, says its commander. Stars and Stripes has a rundown of AFRICOM, China’s role in Africa, and areas where those might overlap or be incompatible: Despite the U.S.-China rivalry — and different approaches

June 29, 2008

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