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John Hughes - Journalist/Editor/Diplomat

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Short Form - 14 AUDIO Q&A Less than 5 minutes each:

Governing
Is the USA too big to govern, especially in view of D.C. gridlock?

Reporter danger
Is overseas journalism more dangerous for the journalist, intepreter, and/or cameraperson?

Sources
How do you develop trusted sources?

Reporter safety
What can an international journalist do to maximize personal safety?

Leadership
Is it possible to have better US leaders?

Spying
How do you not cross the line of being a CIA spy from a foreign nation's perspective?

Obamacare
Is our current national health care program (ObamaCare) a good program?

Predictable presidents
Is it better if a US president is predictable or unpredictable in international relations?

Thoughtful journalism
With print journalism effectively de-funded as an industry, is it possible now for sufficient thoughful journalism?

Indonesia
With your experience in Indonesia, could it lead the Muslim world to moderation?

Jounalistic independence
With print journalism effectively de-funded as an industry, will it still be possible for journalistic independence from business interests on the Internet to continue?

International borders
Are international borders in developing regions necessary, especially the middle east and africa regions?

War Obsolete
With the increase is Internet influence as well as the rise of automated arms such as drones, will war become obsolete?

Investigative journalism
With print journalism effectively de-funded as an industry, is it possible now for sufficient investigative journalism in our society?

Former Reporter, Columnist, and editor of The Christian Science Monitor, former director of Voice of America, former Spokesman for the U.S. State Department, former Assistant Secretary-General and Communications Director at the UN, and former editor of the Deseret News
 
John Hughes
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