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October (20 posts)

  1. Reducing the dangers of journalism: a view from Pakistan

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Hamid Mir Hamid Mir is executive editor of Pakistan’s Geo News television channel

    When I got my first death threat almost two decades ago I did not take it too seriously. It was an exciting time to be a journalist. Since then I have lost several jobs, mainly due to my writing and journalistic endeavors as a television anchor.

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  2. Robert Peston on the Chinese economy

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    In a talk to BBC journalists, business editor Robert Peston examined some of the key challenges facing the second-largest economy in the world despite what he calls explosive and extraordinary growth.

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  3. Does our audience still need us? The TV news reporter in the age of social media

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Lyse Doucet Lyse Doucet is the BBC's chief international correspondent and also presenter of BBC World News and World Service Newshour. Twitter: @bbclysedoucet

    It used to be so much simpler. Remember those good old golden days of newsgathering? Thirty years ago when I started reporting for the BBC in West Africa, we typed our news copy on clattering telex machines, hand-carried TV tapes to London, and used a mutter box.

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  4. Journalism in mortal danger: the view from Mexico

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Anabel Hernandez Anabel Hernandez is a Mexican investigative journalist and winner of the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom prize from the World Association of Newspapers & News Publishers

    Mexico is considered a democratic country but the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) governed for seven decades and is now returning to power.

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  5. Journalist safety: agreement on the next step

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    Can journalists look forward to working more safely in areas of conflict? And will those who harm them to be brought to justice?

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  6. Mark Mardell on the US election

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Mark Mardell Mark Mardell is BBC North America editor

    With the US election taking place on 6 November, we asked BBC North America editor Mark Mardell to provide this report on the issues behind the headlines.

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  7. Ageing in China: from personal story to multimedia BBC News project

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    A BBC News competition gave Carol Yarwood, a producer in the BBC Chinese service, the chance to turn a personal interest into a multimedia news project.

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  8. Brazilian experience: investigative journalists struggle to enhance journalists’ safety

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Veridiana Sedeh Veridiana Sedeh is a consultant to Abraji and is studying Environmental Policy at Sciences Po in Paris

    Last March, Brazilian journalists were disappointed by the refusal of their government to endorse an UN Plan of Action aimed at ensuring the safety of journalists and ending impunity related to crimes against media professionals.

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  9. Cameron should practise his listening shots: why radio is easier than TV

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Kevin Bocquet Kevin Bocquet is a former BBC North of England correspondent. He appears regularly on Radio 4 and he has his own media training and crisis management company.

    David Cameron has never given an unconfident, unpolished interview in his life. It is what he does well, and it is why he was chosen to lead his party: when the Tories had to take on Blair they needed someone a lot more voter-friendly than Michael Howard.

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  10. How to be interviewed: a last word on the party conference season

    Monday 12 January 2015, 17:25

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    I once talked to a US cameraman who said he had been working for a media training company. He had spent a day filming business leaders being coached to appear on TV.

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