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  1. Happy birthday World Service

    Ramaa Sharma

    is a multimedia journalism and production trainer for the BBC College of Journalism International. Twitter: @ramaamultimedia

    This is my pick of the celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the BBC World Service, using Storify. The event also marked the BBC's moving out of Bush House:

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  2. Tea with the Free Syria Army, and our government minder

    Cara Swift

    BBC News producer Cara Swift tells the story behind Jeremy Bowen's reports from Zabadani, a rebel-held town in Syria: After so much time in Gaddafi's Tripoli last year, I became used to being herded onto a government bus and driven around on mystery tours. We were rarely given any detail of w...

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  3. Russian media targets US over Moscow protests coverage

    Stephen Ennis

    is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    Russia's state-funded English-language broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today) has targeted US broadcasters over mistakes in the coverage of protests in Russia. It does not appear, though, to have reported on the much more significant omissions on the part of Russian broadcasters. The 'fair e...

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  4. Russian elections: 'decisive role' claimed for web activists

    Stephen Ennis

    is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    Russia's parliamentary election, which has resulted in a considerably reduced majority for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party, One Russia, witnessed a clash of cultures between television and the internet. Online activists, led by blogger and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksey Navalnyy, are c...

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  5. Italian freelance journalists protest against working conditions

    Alessia Cerantola

    is a multimedia journalist at IRPI @aisselax

    While evidence presented to Leveson is making journalists even less popular in Britain - if that were possible - it is hard to read this dispatch from Italy by Alessia Cerantola without feeling that there are journalists who deserve sympathy rather than public contempt: Before hanging himself ...

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  6. New opposition Libyan newspaper launched

    Muhammad Shukri

    is Middle East Media Analyst at BBC Monitoring.

    A new pro-opposition Libyan newspaper, Mayadin, is the latest of dozens of new media outlets - TV, radio and online - that have appeared inside and outside Libya since February, providing an alternative to the output of the regime's media machine. Mayadin is distributed in Benghazi but printed...

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  7. Chill wind in 'Arab Spring': Can the media change its narrative?

    John Mair

    is a journalism lecturer and former broadcast producer and director. Twitter: @johnmair100

    As the 'Arab Spring' moves through Midsummer's Day to what could prove to be a very cold winter, is the British media flogging an out-of-date narrative? This came out clearly in Mirage in the Desert, the BBC College of Journalism/Coventry Conversations conference last week which brought togeth...

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  8. TV, politics, power and curry - with Guyana's media elite

    John Mair

    is a journalism lecturer and former broadcast producer and director. Twitter: @johnmair100

    John Mair concludes his reports about the media scene in his native Guyana: It was an exclusive gathering: the opening of a new Indian restaurant, the Maharaja Palace. The great and the good, and the Cabinet, were there. I was ushered behind the curtain to meet my newly decorated friend (w...

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  9. Forget the death of advertising. Try the advertising of death

    John Mair

    is a journalism lecturer and former broadcast producer and director. Twitter: @johnmair100

    Sometimes, here in Guyana, you have to pinch yourself and remember this is not Alice in Wonderland. Or is it? Take the economics and output of one station broadcasting here: CNS Channel Six. The figurehead is Chandra Narine Sharma, a five-foot-something former fridge repairer turned Poujadist...

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  10. Nuclear energy: handle with care

    Olexiy Solohubenko

    is an editor at BBC Global News. Twitter: @OS1954

    Over the weekend, the first foreign leaders visited Fukushima since the nuclear accident following the tsunami in March. China's premier Wen Jiabao and South Korea's president Lee Myung-bak were in Japan for a trilateral trade summit, but their presence highlighted the nuclear story that has rec...

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