February (17 posts)
Wednesday 27 February 2013, 14:44
Curious news this week from Azerbaijan where the government has introduced a Terminology Commission with a view to regulating the use of language, including in the media.
Monday 25 February 2013, 14:42
The Haitian earthquake, January 2010: a man performs brain surgery on a 15 year old girl; a second writes a gripping eyewitness account for the Guardian about the dead bodies piled up on the street.
Friday 22 February 2013, 13:23
Anastasiya Popova has featured regularly on bulletins on official channel Rossiya 1 over the past 18 months or so, often reporting on the bloody conflict amid the sound of gunfire and detonating shells.
Thursday 21 February 2013, 13:25
There have been thousands of warm and some surprising words written this week about the late Richard Briers: sitcom stalwart, national treasure, serial smoker and possibly the fastest Hamlet in history.
Wednesday 20 February 2013, 10:33
Once infamous for locking up journalists, bloggers and poets, Burma has seen unprecedented new media freedom, but more reform is needed.
Tuesday 19 February 2013, 12:07
Stuart Hughes hears from a range of international journalists about what is happening on the ground to improve newsgathering safety in war zones, and what more could be done.
Monday 18 February 2013, 14:08
Tighter budgets and a decline in the number of staff jobs have made newsrooms more reliant on freelancers. At the same time, the dangers facing journalists are greater than ever before.
Monday 18 February 2013, 10:38
Exactly a week ago, I happened to be scanning the wires as the news from the Italian ANSA news agency dropped via Reuters: Pope resigns. Just two words, but their significance was explosive.
Thursday 14 February 2013, 14:08
The much anticipated launch of the first BBC Urdu TV programme this week was guaranteed to fire up the Twittersphere.
Wednesday 13 February 2013, 12:46
West Midlands Police have just tweeted around the clock to let the public and journalists know, in dramatic style, that only one in 20 of the 999 calls they receive are genuine.