Ioannis Gatsiounis

New Africa or New Hype? *

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2012 at 6:23 am

May 14, 2012

KAMPALA – The global media have rightly been criticized over the years for paying too little attention to Africa ‘s strengths and successes. War, poverty, disease, that’s all they mention, grumble the critics.

But of late coverage has begun to even out, with greater attention paid to the continent’s world-beating growth rates, greater stability and investment, and a global-minded business class choosing to stay or resettle in Africa instead of flee.

Love and War – the video version

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

April 19, 2012

Two short interview clips – one on love, one on fighting.

Baseball Manager Flailed for Cheering Castro (and a word on Günter Grass)

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2012 at 12:19 am

April 10, 2012

A manager for a Florida baseball team has come under fire for allegedly saying he loves Fidel Castro.

I empathize with the nearly one million Cuban exiles who have escaped Castro’s ruthless reign of deprivation for the pastel sunsets of south Florida. But I can’t support the witchhunt calling for Ozzie Guillen’s suspension and resignation. It’s one man, one opinion. In America. Get over it.

No one – no one in the free world – has the right not to be offended. One has the right to choose to get offended. And that’s where it should end. But don’t expect the law to punish others for your choice.