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  1. The class of '92 returns to Sarajevo

    Stuart Hughes

    is a BBC World Affairs producer. Twitter: @stuartdhughes

    The international press fraternity can be a fickle tribe. Deep bonds are forged amid wars, revolutions and natural calamities. But the journalists who cover these stories can sometimes behave like social climbers at a cocktail party, with one eye constantly scanning the room on the look out...

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  2. UN plan to protect journalists opens rifts between nations

    William Horsley

    is international director, Centre for Freedom of the Media

    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 pu...

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  3. Journalist safety: getting away with murder?

    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 Do...

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  4. In search of the real news

    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 ex...

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  5. The challenge of covering the NHS reforms

    Paul Corrigan

    This is a guest blog by Paul Corrigan, a specialist in health policy who was special adviser to two Labour secretaries of state for health, and then senior health policy adviser to prime minister Tony Blair. He was recently a speaker at a College of Journalism discussion on NHS reforms: Most c...

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  6. The courage of Marie Colvin

    Jonathan Baker

    is head of the BBC College of Journalism

    Fifteen months ago I stood in St Bride's Church with many other journalists for a service to commemorate all those in the news business who had lost their lives in conflict. The principal speaker was Marie Colvin. There were several BBC names on the list of those we were gathered there to reme...

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  7. My tabloid work wasn't journalism - just entertainment within pre-defined narratives

    Richard Peppiatt

    Public figures may rightly have complained to the Leveson Inquiry about weeks of looking from inside their homes to see reporters camped along the driveway, but, as any coalface hack would care to add, it's even less fun huddled on the outside looking in. Even in the relative comfort of the news...

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  8. Journalists need a workable definition of 'the public interest'

    Phil Harding

    is a journalist, broadcaster and media consultant, and a former controller of Editorial Policy at the BBC

    What exactly is journalism in the public interest? It's the most important question in journalism today. It's a question which lies at the heart of the Leveson Inquiry. It's a question which is hotly disputed, and to which there seem to be few easy answers. Yet, unless it can be answered convinc...

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  9. The BBC must apply usual journalistic standards to race stories

    Hugh Muir

    First, the pat on the back. When the BBC asks "Are we doing as well as we ought in terms of covering race and immigration?" it distinguishes itself as one of the few media organisations in this country that would bother to raise the question. Perhaps this arises as a consequence of its statutory...

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  10. We need more nuanced reporting of race from the BBC

    Max Wind-Cowie

    There are few topics of conversation as certain to turn ugly and emotional as quickly as that of race. We have, in our society, a paucity of dialogue and vocabulary to describe feelings of identity, ethnicity and belonging. So we over-simplify a debate that is inherently complex and end up unnec...

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