On Oct. 25, 2014, I moderated a panel in Spanish on journalism and the state at the European Students For Liberty Regional Conference in Madrid, Spain.
“Trade for Yourself, Think for Yourself” Says Defector Yeonmi Park Yaël Ossowski | PanAmPost North Korean defector Yeonmi Park addresses the Oslo Freedom Forum on October 21, 2014. (YouTube) Among the many speeches I heard while at the Oslo Freedom Forum last month, there is one in particular that stuck with me. Not just because […]
By Yaël Ossowski / November 19, 2014 / Watchdog.org NOTHING TO SAY HERE: President Barack Obama listens during a 2009 meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the State Dining Room of the White House. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an […]
By Yaël Ossowski / November 19, 2014 / Watchdog.org With a name like Federal Communications Commission, one would expect the nation’s premier regulator of the public airwaves to be a functioning government bureaucracy with access to the federal coffers. But much like the Federal Reserve, which regulates monetary policy for the United States, the […]
Yesterday I sat down for breakfast with a friend of mine, a fellow journalist, at a posh bakery in Vienna’s 3rd district. It was a chance meeting. We rarely ever have time to catch up. In the 20 months I’ve known him, we’ve arranged to meet only three times. He is very intelligent […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org The credit card industry got a huge boost from President Obama last month when he signed an executive order requiring a switch to chip-and-pin technology for government vendors and agencies. It dictates the Department of the Treasury “take necessary steps” to guarantee payment terminals authorized by the agency have “enhanced security features” […]
HRF Brings New Level of Professionalism to Unofficial Dissident Capital Yaël Ossowski November 4, 2014 The streets of Oslo during the Oslo Freedom Forum. (PanAm Post) Though the world is strife with conflict, oppression, and the changing of political vanguards, fighters for individual rights and peaceful resistance put time aside last week to share strategies, […]