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  1. The truth about the BBC's iPhone broadcasting plans

    Friday 17 June 2011, 11:46

    Martin Turner Martin Turner is Head of Operations, Newsgathering, BBC News.

    I had been standing on the roof of a hotel in Luanda, Angola, for two hours. In the middle of the night. In a tropical downpour.

    I had a fantastic radio package: full of elegant edits, telling interviews and atmospheric actuality. But I also had a satphone that refused to connect to London no matter...

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  2. Syria trying to contain internet influence

    Thursday 16 June 2011, 11:35

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

    The internet in Syria has been disrupted in various parts of the country. This appears to be a deliberate attempt by the authorities to curtail its impact on the growing revolt.

    Although internet services continued to operate normally after the outbreak of pro-democracy protests in mid-March, this month...

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  3. Video: #polis11 - An Informed Society

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 15:25

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



    Do we live in an informed society and, if so, what role has the media played in this?

    This debate took place at the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS conference at the London School of Economics in June 2011.

    Chaired by Adrian Monck of the World Economic Forum, the panel included Stella Creasy MP, Robert...

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  4. Video: #polis11 - After Wikileaks

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 14:41

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



    Charlie Beckett chaired this debate about what impact Wikileaks has had on the future of journalism. It was part of the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS conference at the London School of Economics.

    The panel: James Ball of the Guardian, George Brock of City University, Angela Phillips of Goldsmiths University...

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  5. Video: #polis11 - International Journalism

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 14:28

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


    What Price Global News? 

    This panel discussion about the future of paying for robust international journalism was held at the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS conference at the London School of Economics. 

    Chaired by Cilla Benko, Deputy Director-General of Swedish Radio, the discussion featured...

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  6. Do we report the 'Arab Spring' fairly?

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 13:39

    John Mair John Mair is a journalism lecturer and former broadcast producer and director. Twitter: @johnmair100

    As midsummer day approaches, the 'Arab Spring' of democratic revolts of varying degrees is still in full bloom, and shows all the signs of becoming an Arab Summer, Autumn and Winter.

    How did (and do) we report it?

    - Were we too optimistic and not nuanced enough, especially on television?

    - Are some...

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  7. Gay Girl in Damascus debacle: lessons from the echo chamber

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 12:27

    Stuart Hughes Stuart Hughes is a BBC World Affairs producer. Twitter: @stuartdhughes

    In 1782, Europeans were shocked to learn of reports emanating from a newspaper in Boston that Native Americans were sending the scalps of women, girls and boys to members of the British royal family and MPs as war trophies.

    In fact, no such trophies existed. The newspaper was a fake, printed as a propaganda...

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  8. Video: #polis11 - Is Political Reporting Working?

    Monday 13 June 2011, 17:38

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


    How effective is political reporting? Does the 'Westminster Village' help or hinder it? And has the world of spin ruined the relationship between the media and politicians irrevocably? 

    Kevin Marsh, the former executive editor of the BBC College of Journalism, chaired this very lively discussion...

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  9. Video: #polis11 - Media and Democracy

    Monday 13 June 2011, 15:19

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


    What role does the media have in fostering political change? This panel discussion at the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS conference at the London School of Economics looked at the impact of the media on the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. The speakers addressed how much of a catalyst...

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  10. Event: Behind the Numbers

    Monday 13 June 2011, 14:44

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

    Numbers and statistics can illuminate a story and provide much needed context. But they're often used as window-dressing, or worse.
     
    At this Royal Statistical Society workshop for journalists, we'll hear from a range of organisations about how and why they critique the numbers in the media. They'll...

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