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    Added: Feb-24-2013 By: toiletrage

    'My first bullet, his last breath': Instagram reveals dark side of Israel

    Entry Added: Feb-25-2013 By: toiletrage

    Disturbing photos that show IDF soldiers enjoying their dominance over Palestinians in the occupied territories have caused a huge public outcry. They also triggered an online search for more such content posted by Israeli troops in social media.

    Days after the infamous picture of a Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of a rifle went viral on the web, similar photos made by Israeli troops in the West Bank have been discovered on Instagram by bloggers.

    Several Instagram users who appear to have served in the IDF have posted galleries of photos, showing Israeli soldiers posing with weaponry, detaining Palestinians and raiding homes at night, which are accompanied by rousing tags or commentary.

    Instagram user 'ybaruch' claims to be 21 years old, describing himself as a "retired operations sergeant at the Israeli army, now just a student."

    Among the 144 images he uploaded on his page, there's a photo showing an Israeli soldier playing a "card game" using Palestinian IDs at one of the military checkpoints.

    There's an Israeli troop posing in a t-shirt, which says "My first bullet, his last breath" in Hebrew on another photo, while the image of a turned over car is followed by a caption: "Oops … one less Arab. Let's see if he'll try to escape from us again."

    Some more provocative pictures can be seen on the page of another Israeli soldier, 'Orif Binder', who posted an image of an obscene gesture towards Palestinian flag with the words "Hamas Patrol" written on it.

    Another user 'dk_1988_,' who appears to have been a border guard, has uploaded a photo of detained Palestinians, which is followed by a caption: "Don't fuck with the Israeli army!"

    Such images show the abuse of power and reveal the level of contempt the IDF soldiers have towards Palestinians, the Electronic Intifada blogger Ali Abunimah said, commenting on them in his post.

    The IDF has already launched an investigation over an Instagram picture of a Palestinian boy made through his weapons sight, which an Israeli soldier Mor Ostrovski uploaded.

    This is hardly the first scandal to have gripped the IDF. In 2010 a former Israeli soldier Eden Abergil, who posted photos on Facebook, in which she was shown posing next to handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainees, sparked outcry. The woman has since dismissed any criticism of her actions, and her smiling photos went viral.

    Source: RT
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    Everything News Corporation Owns

    Entry Added: Feb-24-2013 By: toiletrage


    HarperCollins book publishing company
    Zondervan Christian book publisher
    Inspirio – religious gift production.


    Australia published by News Limited.
    The Australian (Nationwide)
    Community Media Group (16 QLD & NSW suburban/regional titles)
    Cumberland-Courier Newspapers (23 suburban/commuter titles)
    The Courier-Mail (Queensland)
    The Sunday Mail (Queensland)
    The Cairns Post (Cairns, Queensland)
    The Gold Coast Bulletin (Gold Coast, Queensland)
    The Townsville Bulletin (Townsville, Queensland)
    The Daily Telegraph (New South Wales)
    The Sunday Telegraph (New South Wales)
    Herald Sun (Victoria)
    Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria)
    The Weekly Times (Victoria)
    Leader Newspapers (33 suburban Melbourne, VIC titles)
    MX (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane CBD)
    The Geelong Advertiser (Geelong, Victoria)
    The Advertiser (South Australia)
    The Sunday Mail (South Australia)
    Messenger Newspapers (11 suburban Adelaide, SA titles)
    The Sunday Times (Western Australia)
    The Mercury (Tasmania)
    Quest Newspapers (19 suburban Brisbane, QLD titles)
    The Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)
    Northern Territory News (Northern Territory)
    The Sunday Territorian (Northern Territory)
    The Tablelands Advertiser (Atherton Tablelands and the Far North, Queensland)
    Fiji Times (National) (10%)
    Nai Lalakai (10%)
    Shanti Dut (10%)
    Papua New Guinea
    Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (National) (62.5%)
    UK and Ireland newspapers, published by subsidiaries of News International Ltd.
    News Group Newspapers Ltd.
    The Sun (published in Scotland as The Scottish Sun and in Ireland as The Irish Sun)
    The Sun on Sunday
    Times Newspapers Ltd.
    The Sunday Times
    The Times
    The Times Literary Supplement
    US newspapers and magazines
    The New York Post
    Community Newspaper Group
    The Brooklyn Paper
    Bronx Times-Reporter
    Brooklyn Courier-Life
    TimesLedger Newspapers
    Dow Jones & Company
    Consumer Media Group
    The Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street Journal Europe
    Wall Street Journal Asia
    Barron's – weekly financial markets magazine.
    Marketwatch – Financial news and information website.
    Far Eastern Economic Review
    Enterprise Media Group
    Dow Jones Newswires – global, real-time news and information provider.
    Factiva – provides business news and information together with content delivery tools and services.
    Dow Jones Indexes – stock market indexes and indicators, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
    Dow Jones Financial Information Services – produces databases, electronic media, newsletters, conferences, directories, and other information services on specialised markets and industry sectors.
    Betten Financial News – leading Dutch language financial and economic news service.
    Local Media Group
    Ottaway Community Newspapers – 8 daily and 15 weekly regional newspapers.
    STOXX (33%)- joint venture with Deutsche Boerse and SWG Group for the development and distribution of Dow Jones STOXX indices.
    Vedomosti (33%) – Russia's leading financial newspaper (joint venture with Financial Times and Independent Media).
    The Timesledger Newspapers of Queens, New York:
    Bayside Times, Whitestone Times, Flushing Times, Little Neck Ledger, Jamaica Times, Astoria Times, Forest Hills Ledger
    The Courier-Life Newspapers in Brooklyn
    The Brooklyn Paper
    Caribbean Life
    Flatbush Jewish Journal
    Times-Herald Record (Middletown, New York)
    The Leader - Corning, NY[57]


    SmartSource Magazine (weekly Sunday newspaper coupon insert)
    Alpha Magazine
    Australian Country Style
    Australian Golf Digest
    Australian Good Taste
    Big League
    Donna Hay
    Fast Fours
    GQ (Australia)
    Gardening Australia
    InsideOut (Aust)
    Lifestyle Pools
    Live to Ride
    Overlander 4WD
    Modern Boating
    Modern Fishing
    Pure Health
    Super Food Ideas
    Truck Australia
    Truckin' Life
    twowheels scooter
    Vogue (Australia)
    Vogue Entertaining & Travel
    Vogue Living
    Inside Out (UK Based Magazine)

    Music and radio

    Fox Film Music Group
    Fox News Radio


    Majority ownership of the Brisbane Broncos (68.9%) and full ownership of the Melbourne Storm rugby league team.
    Colorado Rockies (15%)


    Fox Filmed Entertainment: 20th Century Fox's parent company
    20th Century Fox: a film production/distribution company
    Fox Searchlight Pictures – specialised films.
    Fox 2000 Pictures – general audience feature films.
    20th Century Fox Television – primetime television programming.
    20th Television – television distribution (syndication).
    Fox 21 – low scripted/budgeted television production company.
    Fox Television Studios (productions)- market specific programming e.g. COPS and network television company.
    Fox Television Studios International
    Fox World Productions
    Fox World Australia
    Fox TV Studios France
    Fox TV Studios India
    Natural History New Zealand – natural world documentaries, non-fiction programming.
    Fox Faith – Promotion and distribution of Christian and related "family friendly" movies on DVD and some theatrical release.
    Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, New South Wales
    Blue Sky Studios – production of CGI films e.g. Ice Age.
    Fox Entertainment Group
    New Regency Productions (20%) – general audience feature films.
    Regency Enterprises (20%) – parent company of New Regency Productions (50%).

    FOX Star Studios New Delhi, India


    News Corp agreed to sell eight of its television stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners for approximately $1.1 billion as of 22 December 2007. The stations are US Fox affiliates.[58] These stations, along with those already acquired by Oak Hill that were formerly owned by The New York Times Company, formed the nucleus of Oak Hill's Local TV LLC division.

    Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox), a US broadcast television network
    MyNetworkTV, a US broadcast television network
    Fox Television Stations, a group of owned and operated Fox television stations
    Saeta TV Channel 10, channel of Uruguay
    ITV plc (7.5%), a British broadcast television network and the UK's largest advertising revenue based broadcaster

    News Corp Europe
    bTV, a broadcast television network in Bulgaria. They sold this to CME in February 2010.
    B1 TV (12,5%), a broadcast television network in Romania, in partnership with Ismar International NVkkkk
    Fox Televizija, a broadcast television network in Serbia (49%). They sold this to Antenna Group in January 2010
    Fox Turkey, a Turkish terrestrial channel (56,5%) (formerly TGRT)
    Imedi Media Holding (100%), a Georgian radio and TV broadcaster.
    Imedi Television
    Radio Imedi
    Israel 10 (9%), a terrestrial channel in Israel.
    LNT (100%), a terrestrial channel in Latvia
    TV5 Riga (100%), a terrestrial channel in Latvia
    Cielo (100%), a free channel in Italy

    ANTV (20%), a private television station in Indonesia, under the administration and label of STAR TV
    Prime Television New Zealand – commercial TV station, interest held through stake in SKY Network Television

    Satellite television

    British Sky Broadcasting, United Kingdom & Ireland (39.1% holding). In practice, a controlling interest.
    Sky Network Television, New Zealand (44%)
    Sky Italia (100%), Italy's largest pay TV service (previously owning part of Stream TV)
    Sky Deutschland (54.5%), Germany's largest pay TV provider
    Tata Sky (30%), an Indian DirectToHome TeleVision Service Provider. (in partnership with Tata Group (70%))
    Foxtel (25%), Australia, a joint venture with Telstra (50%) and Consolidated Media Holdings (25%)
    FOX Italy, Italian Broadcast and Production Company (with 2 HDTV)
    Star TV Channels (Satellite TeleVision Asian Region), an Asian satellite TV service having 300 million viewers in 53 countries, mainly in India, China & other Asian countries
    Phoenix Television (17.6%), satellite TV network with landing rights in Hong Kong, and select provinces on Mainland China.


    Cable TV channels owned (in whole or part) and operated by News Corporation include:

    Fox Business Network, a business news channel.
    Fox Classics, a channel airing classic TV shows & movies
    Fox Movie Channel, an all-movie channel that airs commercial-free movies from 20th Century Fox's film library
    Fox News Channel, a 24-hour news & opinion channel
    Fox Sports Networks, a chain of US regional cable news television networks broadcasting local sporting events linked together by national sports news programming. Local channels include "Fox Sports Southwest", "Fox Sports Detroit", etc. (some affiliates are owned by Cablevision).
    SportSouth, a regional sports network in the United States, with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and affiliate of Fox Sports Net.
    Sun Sports a regional sports network in the United States, with its headquarters in Miami, Florida, and affiliate of Fox Sports Net.
    Fox College Sports, a college sports network consisting of three regionally aligned channels, mostly with archived Fox Sports Net programmes but also some live and original content.
    Fox Sports International
    Fox Soccer Channel, a United States digital cable and satellite network specialising mainly in soccer.
    Fox Soccer Plus, a sister network to FSC, but including coverage of other sports, most notably rugby. Launched in 2010 after News Corporation picked up many of the broadcast rights abandoned by Setanta Sports when it stopped broadcasting in the U.S.
    Fox Sports Middle East – English language sports network airing in Middle East countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE & Yemen.
    Fox Pan American Sports (37.9%) – joint venture with Hicks, Muse, and Tate & Furst.
    Fox Sports en Español (50%), a Spanish-language North American cable sports network; its sports line-up is tailored to appeal to a Latin American audience.
    Fox Sports en Latinoamérica, a Latin American satellite and cable sports network.
    FX Networks, a cable network broadcasting reruns of programming previously shown on other channels, but recently creating its own programming, including the Emmy Award-winning programmes The Shield and Damages.
    Big Ten Network, cable and satellite channel dedicated to The Big Ten Conference, launched Aug 2007 (49%)
    National Geographic Channel (joint venture with National Geographic Society) 67%
    National Geographic Channel International 75%
    Nat Geo Mundo (joint venture with National Geographic Society)
    Nat Geo Wild (joint venture with National Geographic Society)
    YES Network (49%),[59] regional cable sports network; broadcasts New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets games, among other teams.
    Fox International Channels, domestic cable channels offering different formats of Fox programming in over thirty countries worldwide.
    Fox Life
    Fox Life HD
    Fox Crime
    Fox Horror
    Fox Movies
    Fox Sports
    Speed Channel
    National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel HD
    National Geographic Wild
    National Geographic Adventure
    National Geographic Music
    National Geographic Junior
    Real Estate TV
    Fox Toma 1 – Spanish-language television production.
    Fox Telecolombia – Spanish-language television production. (51%)
    Utarget.Fox – European and Latin American online ad company, plus now handles TV ad sales.
    Central & South America
    Fox Latin American Channels – channels available in over 17 countries in Latin America
    National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel HD
    National Geographic Wild
    Nat Geo Music
    Universal Channel
    Universal HD
    Fox Channel
    Fox HD
    Fox Life
    Fox Sports
    Speed Channel
    Baby TV
    Fox One-Stop Media – advertising sales for company owned and third party channels in Latin America
    LAPTV (60%) (Latin American Pay Television) operates 8 cable movie channels throughout South America excluding Brazil.
    Telecine(12.5%) operates 5 cable movie channels in Brazil.
    Premier Media Group (50%)
    Fox Sports 1
    Fox Sports 2
    Fox Sports 3
    Fuel TV Australia
    Premium Movie Partnership (20%) – movie channels, a joint venture between 20th Century Fox, Sony, NBC Universal, Viacom and Liberty Media


    Hathway Cable & Datacom (22.2%), India's 2nd largest cable network through 7 cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Pune
    Total TV (20%), Pay TV platform with JV partner KOO's Group majority owner (80%). News Corp also has a 20% interest in the KOO's Group directly


    News Corp. Digital Media – website with sports news, scores, statistics, video and fantasy sports
    Hulu (27%) – online video streaming site in partnership with NBC Universal and The Walt Disney Company.
    Flektor – provides Web-based tools for photo and video editing and mashups.
    IGN Entertainment – Internet entertainment portal (Includes the sites IGN, GameSpy, TeamXbox,, and
    Slingshot Labs – web development incubator (Includes the sites DailyFill).
    Strategic Data Corp – interactive advertising company which develops technology to deliver targeted internet advertising. – sports simulation and prediction website. Also provides fantasy-style sports games to play. – 'India's no. 1 Entertainment Portal'
    ROO Group Inc (5% increasing to 10% with performance targets)
    News Digital Media – Australian-oriented news website
    News Lab (50%) – recruitment advertisement website in partnership with Monster Worldwide. – a ticket retailer
    Learning Seat
    Wego News owns minority stake in
    Netus (75%) – investment co. in online properties.
    REA Group (60.7%) (69.4%), Sky Italia also holds a 30.6% share
    atHome group, operator of leading realestate websites in Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany.
    Altowin (51%),provider of office management tools for realestate agents in Belgium. (50%), News International holds the remaining 50%
    Sherlock Publications, owner of portal and magazine titles 'Hot Property', 'Renting' and 'Overseas', most comprehensive UK estate agent directory.
    PropertyLook, property websites in Australia and New Zealand. home renovation and improvement website.
    Square Foot Limited, Hong Kong's largest English Language property magazine and website
    Primedia – Holding co. of Inside DB, a Hong Kong lifestyle magazine.
    TadpoleNet Media (10%) Hosts of[74]
    New Zealand
    Fatso – leading online DVD subscription service (ownership through stake in Sky Network Television).
    Fox Networks – one of the largest international ad networks.
    Expedient InfoMedia[75] blog network.

    Other assets

    NDS Group – Conditional access technology and personal digital video recorders (PVRs) (49%)
    Broadsystem Ltd (UK) – Telephony provider for media companies, bought in 1991
    Broadsystem Australia (Australia)
    Broadsystem Ventures (UK) – provider of cheap-rate telephone calls, particularly for customers of Sky Television. Bought outright in 1999.
    Jamba! – Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Handsets Personalisation/Games.
    News Outdoor Group – Largest outdoor advertising company in Eastern Europe with over 70,000 ads including billboards and bus shelters, operating in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia (96 cities), Turkey & Ukraine.
    Maximedia Israel (67%)
    Mosgorreklama (50%) – Russia sign and marketing material manufacturer
    Kamera Acikhava Reklamclik (?) – leading outdoor advertising company in Turkey
    Australian Associated Press (45%) – real time news service.
    STATS, Inc. (50%) – worlds leading provider of sporting information and statistical analysis (a JV with Associated Press)
    Fox Sports Grill (50%) – Upscale sports bar and restaurant with 7 locations – Scottsdale, Arizona; Irvine, California; Seattle, Washington (U.S. state)
    Washington; Plano, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; and Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state)
    Fox Sports Skybox (70%) – Sports fan's Bar & Grill at Staples Center and 6 airport restaurants.
    News America Marketing (US) – (100%) – nation’s leading marketing services company, products include a portfolio of in-store, home-delivered and online media under the SmartSource brand.
    Rotana (9%) – Largest Arab entertainment company owned by Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
    The Daily – iPad only newspaper delivered daily.
    Making Fun – social game developer for making games for social networking sites, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
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    5 Broken Cameras

    Entry Added: Feb-24-2013 By: toiletrage

    A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
    On February 19, 2013, he and his family were detained at Los Angeles International Airport, when customs officials refused to believe his reason for entry. You can read about that here.

    When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and him as well are either shot or arrested. One Camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story. Written by Guy Davidi

    The Movie is floating around the Internet.
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