Broadcasts from the Crescent
Broadcasts from the Crescent is the newspaper thread for the Dominions of Metztlitlaca and will be split mainly into 3 newspapers. The first newspaper and will be the most commonly used is the Capital Paper. Founded in 1843 by the Archpriest at the time, the Capital Paper is a nationally run corporation managed directly by the Teopac of Finance and the Teopac of Culture and Religious Life. When the Unified Republic of Palu first came to power after colonialism, the Capital Paper was renamed to the Palu Papers and then used to propagate propaganda across the nation. The Limonaian Republic after used the Palu Paper under the same name as their own propaganda company. The Kingdoms of Metztlica and Acolica attempted to shut down the Palu Papers due to it's controversial history, but was eventually allowed to continue to exist as long as they returned to their initial branding of the Capital Paper and remained a nationalised company. Although the Capital Paper declares itself to be politically and culturally neutral it's perspective on stories are often bias towards the government and the economy. The Capital Paper is also one of the few Newspaper companies which repeatedly addresses global issues as well as major headlines from other nations, giving it some rather powerful political influence over the public.
The second newspaper is the Truths of Metztli, a more culturally right-wing newspaper that primarily sells in the Azlo and Faloki communities with a strong bias towards LAANN and Metztli Nationalist and against Il Domineo and the greater wurld community. Although Truths of Metztli has the economic capabilities to go out to other nations and report on major headlines, besides LAANN they rarely talk about the wurld outside of Metztlitlaca. Despite their name, take what they say with a grain of salt. The Truths of Metztli is relatively new, only beginning to print in 1999 but has soared in popularity within the Faloki and Azlo due to it's anti-oppressor attitude and anti-globalist ideology (not counting LAANN, of course). Several times in the 2000s and 2010s the Teopac of Culture and Religious Life took the Truths of Metztli to court over perceived hate speeches. In the end the Truths of Metztli prevailed as they never explicitly broke any laws pertaining towards hate speech.
Lastly is the Vocal Voice, a culturally and economically left-wing company that often works alongside the Teopac of Finance. Founded in 1948 the Vocal Voice was initially the national newspaper of the South Palu Confederation but was shut down once the Limonaian Republic annexed the nation. In 1988 the Vocal Voice was re-established with the help of the Teopac of Finance 40 years after it's initial closure. The Vocal Voice is most prominent in the Yatotlan, Tapelt, Pekatekan, and Xinmetztli Dominions due to leaning more towards left-liberal then the rest of the nation. Nowadays however, the Vocal Voice is known for it's more scandalous and less-than-mature writing compared to the more passionately written Truths of Metztli or logically typed Capital Paper. The Vocal Voice is far more secular then it's two competitors, and rarely reports on religion/faith-based news stories unless said news story impacts the whole nation greatly. The Vocal Voice may not fact check as much as the Capital Paper, and so it can come off as just as bias as the Truths of Metztli - albeit in a completely different direction.
One thing you might notice about all three logos is that none of them possess any text, as iconography is far more important to the Metztlitlacans then text due to the numerous national languages within the country - most of which blend into one another at tribal and ethnic borders - resulting in a bureaucratic nightmare for any company. If text is used, it usually printed in Standardised Naxua, the Yatotlan Dialect of Cristinese, and the Faloki Dialect of Huang all written in the Aroman alphabet along with Standard Anglish and the Salxa Dialect of Salvian in the Acolica Dominion; Tapelt Naxua if in the northern half of the Yatotla Dominion and Tapelt Dominion; and Pekatekan and Anglish in the Pekateka Dominion. Therefore the easiest thing to do is to have a recognisable logo if your company exists beyond your local community.
NEWS » HEIHEGUO
26 charged with domestic terrorism, Shengren Hei Jingyi approves death penalty sentencing.
President Chen Jiang applauds the State Peacekeepers for their excellent work in detaining these dangerous enemies of the State.
LI SHUN | 28 APRIL 2020
The 26 men have been detained and sentenced to death by the Shengren, Hei Jingyi.
At 8:00 AM today, the State Peacekeeper Force (SPF) released a report detailing the crimes of 26 terrorists, and said that they are now under custody and awaiting sentences. The sentences came just 4 hours later at 12:05 PM, as another report was released, with Shengren Hei Jingyi's stamp of approval to sentence all 26 men to death by hanging.
While the charges for each criminal deviated slightly, all of them were charged with slandering the State and plotting the upheaval of society. The SPF says in their report that all of these men were conspiring to overthrow the President, the Shengren, and dismantle the entire government.
In a press conference later in the day at 6:30 PM, Li Feng, a spokesperson of the SPF, revealed that the men were apprehended late last night. He also revealed that these criminals have been under surveillance for several weeks now, and they are confident that they have captured all of the conspirators.
We reached out to President Chen Jiang to get his thoughts about the crimes and sentencing of these terrorists. This is what he had to say on the subject:
"These recent attacks towards the government is also an attack on Heiheguo itself. Our way of life is being attacked here. The detainment of these criminals fills me with relief. As for the sentencing, it will be a greater mercy for these men move on to their next life than to rot in a cell."
The families and close friends of these men are currently under investigation for aiding in their conspiracy. We will keep you updated with any further developments in this story.
SOURCE: CHEN JIANG, SPF REPORT 28042020-07.1, SPF CONFERENCE 28042020-01