Blog posts by year and month February 2011

Posts (46)

  1. The Prime Minister says he feels physically sick about letting some prisoners vote in elections, as the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) insists the UK should. And Parliament has forcefully expressed its opposition to prisoners' votes. David Cameron is also "appalled" at a UK Supreme Cou...

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  2. Amateur videos by Libyan protestors are testing the pro-Gaddafi (Al-Qadhafi) mood that dominates the state-run media. The videos, on YouTube and other social media, serve as tools in a war of information between the country's government-run media and protestors in various Libyan cities. The fi...

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  3. In The Art of the Interview season, top presenters, interviewees, commentators and producers celebrate the form and share their tips on getting the best out of every interview. Are we too prescriptive in our interviews? Do they lack spontaneity and imagination? US interviewer Warren Ether...

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  4. Commentator Tomi Ahonen's mobile industry statistics guide is always compelling reading - in fact, many of the numbers have found their way into Marc Settle's excellent BBC College of Journalism course on mobile. There's one number in the blizzard of information that's especially interesting -...

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  5. There were a number of fascinating comments during this CoJo/Frontline Club 'On the Media' event looking at the changing nature of protests. One of the most memorable was when Jacky Rowland, the Al Jazeera English correspondent, said Egypt spring 2011 could be as important for Al Jazeera as the ...

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  6. It's been a year since I last attended a conference. I figured it might be interesting to revisit my responses to the last one and share a few whilst I'm knee-deep in this one. This conference is the Association of British Orchestras annual shindig. If last year's was about communicating about...

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  7. Popular protests in Egypt have signalled major political change but also uncertainty. What lies ahead for the nation? And what impact will it have on the wider region?   Join BBC World News Editor Jon Williams, Radio 4 presenter Justin Webb (former BBC North America editor), BBC Arabic Online Ed...

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  8. I'm not going to argue with my distinguished colleague Kevin Marsh's latest post denying that it was Twitter that did it for the protestors in Tunisia and Egypt. I'm not going to dispute that the gatherings of hundreds of thousands in Tahrir Square, that drove the final stages of the revolutio...

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  9. After the Guardian's Moscow correspondent, Luke Harding, was briefly barred from entering Russia early in February, most commentators in Russia's liberal and opposition media rallied to his cause and attacked the security services for discrediting the country in the eyes of the world. The one ...

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  10. As I sat down to watch the BAFTAs on BBC1, I got an anguished email from a TV drama producer (and former member of the BAFTA council). "This is ridiculous! I am about to settle down to watch the BAFTA Film Awards, on the edge of my seat, and the BBC has the results on the News website which,...

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