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March (26 posts)

  1. 'Fisked' by the international press corps

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:54

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

    Few journalists polarise opinion as sharply as Robert Fisk of The Independent.

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  2. How social media enriches broadcasting: a Northern Ireland perspective

    Thursday 29 March 2012, 14:18

    Conor Macauley Conor Macauley is a reporter for BBC Northern Ireland

    Have you ever thought what it must be like for someone who wants to ring a newsroom? It's bound to be a daunting task. What's the number? Who do I ask for?

    That's all changing thanks to social media.

    The BBC Newsline social media project began about a year ago. We didn't want to get left behind and we...

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  3. UN plan to protect journalists opens rifts between nations

    Wednesday 28 March 2012, 15:26

    William Horsley William Horsley is the international director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media and media freedom representative of the Association of European Journalists

    Two years ago, after some NGOs and media organisations complained about evasion and delay, the United Nations started to focus on the task of improving the safety of journalists. And last week, the first UN plan for effective safeguards against targeted killings and attacks on journalists was put to...

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  4. #POLIS12 - International Journalism Conference

    Tuesday 27 March 2012, 13:55

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

    Reporting the World was the theme of the third annual international journalism conference held at the London School of Economics with the BBC College of Journalism, Polis and the European Broadcasting Union.

    The conference began with a powerful


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  5. BBC Journalism Fellowships 2011/12

    Thursday 2 June 2011, 13:35

    Jonathan Baker Jonathan Baker is head of the BBC College of Journalism

    We are looking for applications from right across the BBC Journalism divisions for two prestigious fellowships which are supported by the BBC:

    - The University of Michigan Fellowship

    - The Reuters Fellowship at Oxford University.

    These opportunities are open to all senior journalists across BBC Journalism...

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  6. Journalist safety: getting away with murder?

    Monday 26 March 2012, 14:03

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

    In the month since Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed in the Syrian city of Homs the question of how to protect journalists - and prosecute those who target them - has been taken up at a national and international level.

    At a Westminster Hall debate last week, the Liberal Democrat MP Don Foster...

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  7. In search of the real news

    Monday 26 March 2012, 12:56

    Art Lester Art Lester

    This is a guest blog by the Rev. Art Lester, minister at Croydon Unitarian and Free Christian Church, and a former journalist.

    Every morning I log onto Google News to see what's happening. I steal a quick glance at my wife Gilly's Guardian.

    The other day I realised I was just looking for excitement...

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  8. Covering the Budget - and meeting the audience's needs

    Friday 23 March 2012, 16:05

    Steve Schifferes Steve Schifferes is director of the financial journalism MA, and Marjorie Deane professor of financial journalism, at City University, London. Twitter: @saschiff

    The Budget is one of the most important - and often one of the trickiest - events in the political calendar. Both an economic and political story, it can be a challenge to see a clear way through the mass of data and announcements. 

    This Budget was particularly difficult to report because there was...

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  9. BBC Russian's new daily news programme - on Russian TV

    Thursday 22 March 2012, 14:38

    Sarah Gibson Sarah Gibson

    This week has been quite an emotional one for the BBC Russian team. On Monday we went to air with the first of our new daily ten-minute television news bulletins on the Russian IPTV station Dozhd TV (which translates as TV Rain). The broadcast came nearly a year after Russian Service shortwave and...

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  10. Video: Understanding the Economy

    Thursday 22 March 2012, 10:23

    Bridget Osborne Bridget Osborne

    Not surprisingly perhaps, there's been a huge shift in people's interest in the state of the economy. Far more people now say they are interested than was the case prior to the 2008 financial crisis, and far greater numbers say they follow news about the economy daily.

    But a very large minority of the...

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