March (43 posts)
Wednesday 23 March 2011, 11:34
Wednesday 23 March 2011, 09:45
Will the protest movements in the Arab world be a turning point for Al Jazeera English (AJE)? Could the 'Arab Spring' be AJE's equivalent of CNN's 'Scud moment' - when Ted Turner's 24-hour news channel from Atlanta achieved recognition breakthrough in the 1991 Gulf War?
Senior AJE presenter Stephen...
Tuesday 22 March 2011, 14:35
A week last Friday, in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Science Media Centre dropped every other story and started issuing comments from experts on earthquakes and tsunamis, warning them to prepare for days of back-to-back interviews. We forewarned our public health experts that...
Monday 21 March 2011, 14:37
One of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, has suggested there may be a rift in Moscow over the UN-sanctioned military action in Libya.
In a front-page story today, Kommersant suggests that opinion in Moscow had been divided on how to respond to UN Security Council Resolution 1973, authorising...
Monday 21 March 2011, 11:25
Monday 21 March 2011, 09:49
We gathered, a small group of us, on the other side of the traffic lights. I wished I had worn warmer clothing - the bright sunshine that morning had misled me. This was a bracing Coventry day, and there was not much of a welcome on other fronts either.
Across the road was the office where I had started...
Saturday 19 March 2011, 11:10
Friday 18 March 2011, 09:40
The cult of celebrity is firmly established in journalism and, whether you like the idea or not, it's producing compelling television.
Ross Kemp's Extreme World on Sky 1HD (below), about the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, is the latest from the Bafta award-winning reporter formerly known as Grant Mitchell...
Thursday 17 March 2011, 12:21
BBC Analysis and Research held a lunchtime briefing which looked ahead to the Budget on Wednesday 23 March 2011.
Wednesday 16 March 2011, 13:11
Top Russian business daily Kommersant has been left with egg on its face after being forced to retract a clumsy attempt to discredit anti-corruption campaigner Aleksey Navalnyy.
The episode appears to be an illustration of the power of the Blogosphere to police the behaviour of the mainstream media...