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Throughout the late 1990s Michael Werbowski was based in Prague, collaborating with the prominent Czech daily "Lidove Noviny" newspaper and contributing to the English weekly the "Prague Post". More recently he has been based in Mexico and Central America covering mostly trade and environmental issues for both local and international media outlets. His articles have appeared in North American and European newspapers, Web sites and magazines in several languages.
No. Article Date
Canada Trivializing Tasers
[Opinion] Use of "electroshock" devices becoming commonplace
51
The authorities have adopted a more vigilant -- some might say cavalier -- approach to the usage of "nonlethal force" as... >>more
2008.02.13
Turkey's New Look Displeases Secularists
Vote to lift ban on Islamic headscarf marks the end of an era
52
At stake is what remains of Turkey's secular tradition. Last year, there were heated verbal clashes between the secular ... >>more
2008.02.10
The Simulation of Reality
[Comment] Hyperrealism in art as seen in the works of Korean artist Jeon Joonho
53
One of his more recent works on display last year in New York casts hyperrealism in the mold of political commentary. Th... >>more
2008.02.06
[Poem] Requiem for a Trader*
What drives us always to want more?
54
Like a Faustian figure he signed a contract with the devil to outdo everyone on the trading floor. Grandeur and brokerag... >>more
2008.02.03
'Rogue Trader' A Man of Our Times
[Opinion] The real story a morality play on the failings of the banking industry
55
The fraud at ScoGen has revealed to what extent banks operate in an opaque manner. They systemically conceal losses by d... >>more
2008.01.30
Kosovo: Quo Vadis
Future status of the province overshadows Serbian presidential vote
56
Both the European Union and the United States -- the other two members of "the troika" -- favor a separate state solutio... >>more
2008.01.21
British-Russian Culture Wars Get Ugly
[Opinion] Spy row hits cultural exchanges
57
London accuses Moscow of refusing to extradite an alleged assassin. Moscow for its part, charges London with harboring a... >>more
2008.01.17
Istanbul: The Temptress*
A love poem to one of the world's great cities
58
Istanbul you are part Paris -- coquettish and sophisticated. / You are a bit like New York too -- / Brash, bitchy, big a... >>more
2008.01.11
Spy Story Bombshell Rocks Washington
Turkish and American spies embroiled in potentially damaging diplomatic tiff
59
FBI translator asserts that high-ranking "moles" within the diplomatic department and in other key US agencies may have ... >>more
2008.01.09
Does Citizen Journalism Need Standards?
An interview with former NBC news correspondent David Hazinski
60
I think that user-generated content, or citizen journalism with standards, can marry to main line media for the benefit ... >>more
2008.01.05
A 2008 Beer Lover's Survival Guide to Our Planet
An article strictly not for teetotalers
61
For starters, if you happen to be in Prague: the world's capital of great pubs or hospodas then here's a tip. One place ... >>more
2008.01.04
Russia-Iran Ties: A Necessary Evil?
[Opinion] Moscow's rapprochement with its regional ally are inevitable as instability widens
62
The Persian state is bordered effectively by four war zones. The first is Turkey whereby Ankara appears in have been dra... >>more
2007.12.30
On Civil Society, Democracy and Dziekanski
[Opinion] Our freedoms are eroding in these deeply troubled times
63
The sudden death of Dziekanski, who was shot with Tasers at Vancouver Airport in October, was immensely symbolic. He was... >>more
2007.11.27
[Poem] The Electric Gulag
Humankind, zapped, restrained, contained or trapped
64
Tasers, stun guns, phasers, weapons of the highest degree inflicting one more casualty. / Your dream and mine comes true... >>more
2007.11.23
Police, Tasers and Foreign Travelers
Vancouver 'incident' raises questions about use of 'nonlethal' force
65
The footage by Paul Prichard reveals a disturbing sequence of events. Dziekanski doesn't appear to be threatening the of... >>more
2007.11.18
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