June (43 posts)
Thursday 23 June 2011, 12:25
A new pro-opposition Libyan newspaper, Mayadin, is the latest of dozens of new media outlets - TV, radio and online - that have appeared inside and outside Libya since February, providing an alternative to the output of the regime's media machine.
Mayadin is distributed in Benghazi but printed in Cairo...
Wednesday 22 June 2011, 12:31
When I walked into the Radio Theatre at the BBC's Broadcasting House, there were many 'unknowns'. Would there be enough people in the audience? Would the main guest be able to join us? Would John Simpson be arrested?
We were about to play the first Reith Lecture in the 2011 'Securing Freedom' series...
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 18:11
Is there a problem with Twitter and Facebook being used as a generic catch-all for social media?
Professor John Naughton of the Open University believes there is, and wrote about the subject in the Observer (Sunday 19 June). "Why give preference to Facebook, which is worth billions of dollars," he...
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:57
The BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, BBC Chief Economics Correspondent Hugh Pym and William Horsley, UK Chair of the Association of European Journalists, are to give a CoJo lunchtime seminar on the economic crisis in Greece.
They'll assess the impact of Greece's financial problems and what this...
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:54
As the 'Arab Spring' moves through Midsummer's Day to what could prove to be a very cold winter, is the British media flogging an out-of-date narrative?
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 12:02
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 11:43
The Sri Lanka's Killing Fields documentary which was shown late at night on Channel 4 was truly shocking. It is rare that such images are shown on mainstream television.
And one might reflect that it was only because the victims were foreigners from a faraway and poor country that they were shown at...
Monday 20 June 2011, 17:03
When a fire broke out near her office in central London, BBC social media trainer Ramaa Sharma found herself caught up in reporting it as a citizen journalist.
Monday 20 June 2011, 12:12
An announcement to staff on Thursday by Andrew Miller, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, and Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian's Editor-in-Chief, combined some grim financial news (Â£33 million losses last year; almost the same as the year before) with heady ideas about a future 'digital-first'...
Monday 20 June 2011, 11:57