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February (46 posts)

  1. Egypt: two key Facebook groups behind the protests

    Thursday 3 February 2011, 18:17

    Muhammad Shukri Muhammad Shukri is Middle East Media Analyst at BBC Monitoring.

    There are two key Facebook groups behind the current Egyptian protests.

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  2. Writing on the wall

    Thursday 3 February 2011, 14:40

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    The Press Complaints Commission seems, according to some newspaper editors and media critics, to have already had its last couple of fingers of red eye at the Last Chance Saloon.

    The News of the World phone-hacking scandal - or, more accurately, the "supine" way the PCC failed to assert any kind of regulatory...

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  3. Fruits of College of Journalism training can be seen on video

    Thursday 3 February 2011, 11:09

    Najiba Kasraee Najiba Kasraee is editor of the BBC College of Journalism's international websites

    Feedback on CoJo's Essentials of BBC Journalism DVD has been arriving from all over the world. And there are already practical results to show for it. Training based on the DVD has been offered by BBC World Service instructors in India, Nigeria, Syria and Lebanon. 

    In Lebanon, the trainer Maha...

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  4. Video: Reporting Science

    Thursday 3 February 2011, 07:19

    David Hayward David Hayward of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Professor Colin Blakemore of Oxford University, Fiona Fox, the Director of the Science Media Centre, and the BBC's Environment and Science Correspondent, David Shukman, gave a CoJo masterclass on reporting science.

    They analysed some of the most significant science stories of recent years, including...

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  5. How Egyptians are defying internet shutdown

    Tuesday 1 February 2011, 13:37

    Abdallah al-Salmi Abdallah al-Salmi


    The internet and mobile phone network lockdown in Egypt last week has failed to stifle debate on the anti-Mubarak protests on social media.

    Internet and censorship activists outside the country have been helping Egyptian netizens as their online social media have shown no signs of life since...

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  6. When does the vigorous defence of science become 'scientism'?

    Tuesday 1 February 2011, 10:06

    Fiona Fox Fiona Fox is chief executive of the Science Media Centre

    There's been lots of chat in my circles this week about the last Monday's Horizon presented by Paul Nurse, the Nobel prize winner and new head of the Royal Society. The programme, Science Under Attack, questioned whether mild-mannered climate scientists like Phil Jones at the Climate Research Unit...

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