The Daily Beat

Premiere DateJun 17, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:40 Top Story
01:44 Gold Panda Brazil
07:30 World News
07:58 PROMO
08:16 In Other News
09:07 The Mantles Hello
12:33 Finish

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The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.

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Today The Raw Story published an AFP article titled “Apple releases figures on government data requests.”

The article reads:

U.S. tech giant Apple revealed on Monday it received between 4,000 and 5,000 data requests in six months from US authorities, days after Facebook and Microsoft released similar information.

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and several other top Internet and technology companies have come under heightened scrutiny since word leaked of a vast, covert Internet surveillance program US authorities insist targets only foreign terror suspects and has helped thwart attacks.

In a statement on its web site, Apple said in the period between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, federal, state and local law enforcement had requested customer information up to 5,000 times, related to between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices.


Today Reuters published an article titled “Protests to give new turn to Egypt revolution.”

The article’s author Yasmine Saleh writes:

Does Egypt face a new revolution?

Millions hope so, it seems; they have signed a national petition demanding the president resign and plan to take to the streets on June 30, when Mohamed Mursi marks a year in office.


Today Salon published an article titled “Study: Media coverage favors legalizing gay marriage.”

The article’s author Katie McDonough writes:

As Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 loom, a study released on Monday by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found that most media coverage on the issue slants in support of marriage equality.

After looking at nearly 500 news segments on gay marriage, researchers found stories with more statements supporting gay marriage outweighed those with more statements opposing it by a margin of roughly 5-to-1.