Posts by Kazolias

Socrates George Kazolias. I am a Paris based reporter, media consultant, university lecturer and trainer in communications. For the past 35 years, I have done on-the-ground training and reporting throughout Africa, including in conflict zones, and around both Eastern and Western Europe. During my career I have worked with NGOs, the UN and the US State Department in various assignments in Media for Peace initiatives and Democratic Development Assistance as well as helping University Faculty Members set up Communications Programs and teaching techniques. I have developed an expertise in African and European affairs on which I have written and lectured extensively. I am available for commentary and reporting. I am ready to travel and accept short term assignments. I also train government and business leaders in Media Relations and Crisis Management Communications. My 35 year career includes Radio and TV reporting, Production and Management Positions. I am fluent in English and French with a working knowledge of Russian and German.

Bolton Threatens the World

 

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If you give one of the most evil people a hammer, everything else is a nail.

 

Doctor Strangelove is back.

John Bolton attacked the International Criminal Court and, in doing so, basically said the United States and Israel have the ‘green light‘ to commit War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity with impunity. Continue reading →

Syria: Six Lost Years

 

This Pod Cast deals with the fact that the solution the West is pushing for today was put on the table by Syria and Russia in 2012 when Syrians approved a new Constitution which calls for multi-party elections.  At the time, the West, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar thought they could overthrow the Syrian government. Now that they have to admit defeat, and while they still threten to attack Syria, they are trying to save one of the last Jihadi bastions so they have some cards to play at the negotiating table.

 

 

I am including the script below: Continue reading →

Macron Hits Back at Trump by Sidelining NATO

EMMANUEL_MACRON_PORTRAIT_OFFICIEL.0Emmanuel Macrons says Europe can no longer rely on the US for its security. He is calling for a European defense initiative which could sideline Nato and has begun bilateral talks with potentially willing EU members. He is even ready to discuss a separate security partnership with Russia. But so far the response is cautious. Europe does not seem ready for France to lead another Grande Armée. Continue reading →

Macron Pleads for European Military Alliance

This is an excerpt from an interview I gave Sputnik Radio. It’s four minutes long and covers Macron’s desire to create a new European military alliance and his interventionism in Syria. The phone line wwasnot the best and Sputnik’s editing is questionable even though I admit I waffled a bit.

German Football & Racism: The Case of Mesut Özil

 

This is a timid attempt at starting a pod cast but it is a serious debate. My position that millionaire soccer players are whining hypocrits is sure to draw fire. It’s six minutes long. Please leave a comment.

 

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Özil meets Erdogan:

Gündgan & Özil meet German president :

 

 

 

Did A “French” Team Really Win The World Cup?

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Debate rages over the role “Africans” played on the French team in the World Cup and on African sportsmen in general and their effect on integration while many in Africa are calling the French win, an African victory.

 

Bravo Croatia! Your country of just over four million people took on powerhouse France, pop. 65 million, as well as the best Francophone Africa, nearly half the continent, has to offer. This sort of statement sparks anger from the “ethnic French” among anti-racists. Yet, it is the general feeling I find among Africans too. Continue reading →

France-Censorship: New Law May Curtail Net Liberty

 

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Lèse majesté, the King of Communications Control

The French government is proposing two new laws to ban ‘Fake News’ from the web during elections and journalists and the opposition are in an uproar.  Those opposed to the laws say there is already legislation to protect candidates during campaigns and against libel. Those in the ruling En March Party, under fire from all sides, tried to clarify their position by making a distinction between ‘Fake News’ and ‘Fake Information.’ Continue reading →