June 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Political commentator of RIA Novosti dismissed over homophobic blog posts

Nikolay Troitsky, a political commentator and columnist at RIA Novosti, has been reprimanded and dismissed over homophobic blog posts addressing the gay parade in Berlin and the gay community of Russia.

The blog posts appeared early this week in Troitsky's personal LiveJournal blog. Russian bloggers were…


Added by Valery Levchenko on June 30, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Launch of infographics agency Inspiring Data, The Netherlands

Hello everyone,

I am proud to announce the start of a new media agency that focuses primarily on infographics and visual storytelling. www.inspiring-data.com works as a multifunctional freelance team of designers and content curating knowledge.

We feel that the need to visualise data is the next big step in journalism. The focus of datajournalism lies mostly on the technical possibilities of all kinds of apps, software…


Added by John Verhoeven on June 24, 2011 at 22:57 — 1 Comment

Some framework to Syrian crisis

United Nations Security Council is facing immense international pressure to condemn Syria how it is copying protests at home. However Nato's "mission creep" in Libya undermines (Responsibility to Protect) R2P in Syria. This may be not so bad outcome as it may prevent international community to make new mistakes.…


Added by Ari Rusila on June 19, 2011 at 19:59 — No Comments

Mobile and social media for gathering information and publishing - ongoing project

I'm in the middle of a project using mobile and social medias to cover an event, in this case U21 in Denmark, trying to outline practical journalistic methods in this new world.

All gathering of material is done on smartphones and sent out to services like Twitter using Tweetdeck and Echofon), Flickr, Yfrog…


Added by Nils Mulvad on June 19, 2011 at 12:13 — No Comments

Kurum train adventure to grab the scrap

Durres / Oerd Ulqini

From gypsies is called "The train of luck."… Continue

Added by Oerd Ulqini on June 16, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

CSI: Democracy not found

            One week ago a 22 years old Martin Neshkovski was brutally killed by a member of  "Tigers" Police Special Unit. Accident happened not so long after he tried to approach very close to leaders and politicians that were on the stage celebrating the victory of the VMRO DPMNE after a long Elections day on the 5-th of June. 

            His friends, few witnesses of the incident and four policemen tried to react immediately after, but nobody of them knew for sure what happened with…


Added by Valentina Bazerko on June 14, 2011 at 6:10 — No Comments

Innocent life lost by police brutality


   Things happen in life that you can't stop. This is the sad truth. Hopefully once these awful things have happened we can and will do something to prevent them from recurring. I would like to tell you a story of a young boy. He was only 22 years old,  His name was Martin Neshkovski, he died on…


Added by Elena Nikolovska on June 10, 2011 at 9:24 — No Comments


Malli pershkruhet si nje dhembje e thelle shpirterore per dike apo dicka. Nje deshire e madhe per te perjetuar gjera te kaluara.


Po per cfare ka mall Shqiperia, e cila po dhemb kaq shume?


Mesiguri, kjo toke e lashte ka mall per historine e saj te vertete, te cilen e kane zhvatur padrejtesisht nga shume detaje. Madje Shqiperine e kane ndytur aq shume, sa po te pyesesh fqinjet tane ne flasim Iraniance. Po ky problem eshte per to, qe e vuajne historine e vertete…


Added by Denald Kazanxhi on June 10, 2011 at 7:32 — No Comments

Artist recreates African arts in furniture

Drawing inspiration from the artistic values in modern automobiles, Nigerian artist Gerald …


Added by Samuel Okocha on June 8, 2011 at 9:52 — No Comments

Journalists protest against prosecution of colleague

Journalists in the Northern region of Ghana have unanimously agreed to blacklist the   Northern Regional Police Command and Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) after the…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on June 7, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

EU and the Hungarian Presidency Looks for Progress at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference

United Nations negotiations on international action to combat climate change started yesterday in Bonn, Germany and will run until 17 June. The Hungarian Presidency of the Council and the European Commission are representing the European Union at the two-week meeting, which is the second session of official-level talks held to prepare the UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa at the end…


Added by Mr. Laszlo Keki on June 7, 2011 at 20:38 — No Comments

Wake Up Call ! - Bonn Climate Conference

Worth to follow the today starting UNFCCC Climate Conference (Bonn Germany) which is important last preparation meeting before the December Climate Summit in Durbain South Africa. Hopefully nation's representatives will find out what to do how to step forward and how to extend/renew the soon expiring Kyoto Protocol. Especially in review that (as per the latest International Energy Agency…


Added by Mr. Laszlo Keki on June 6, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

Numeration of Journalists in Ghana outreagous

While it is true that Journalists are the “light of the world” and mirror of society it is also outrageous to say the least salaries of Journalists in Ghana.


A recent survey conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) indicated that many of the country’s practices journalists were paid below the minimum wage.



This report which anyway is true is worrying and explain why journalists would compromise professionalism to survival.


It was…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on June 6, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Top Journalist calls for prosecution of Homosexuals

A top Journalist In Ghana has described as madness, the practice of homosexuality and call on national security to arrest and prosecute those indulge in the act. 


The Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper who was speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile, hosted by Matilda Asante Asiedu, Saturday said the act is lunacy.


His comments come in the wake of reports that 8,000 homosexuals have been registered by some non-governmental organisations in two regions…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on June 4, 2011 at 19:46 — No Comments

Media trending on dangerous grounds in Ghana

Just few years after the repel of criminal law in Ghana, there had been the spring up of media outlets some of which are owned and managed by politicians, business executives, while few are own by professional journalists.


Each day, there are two or more new newspapers, magazines, radio stations and websites most of which belong to politicians establish to execute a purpose.


For instead Ghana had witnessed situation where media outlets faded out of the system…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on June 4, 2011 at 18:28 — No Comments

Mladic in Hague, Serbia towards EU, reopening Srebrenica

From historical perspective the Mladic'n arrest and the Hague trial serves as formation of a more comprehensive picture of events in the Balkans in the 90's after the procecutor and the defense have made their case. Issues related to the underlying policy objectives of Srebrenica, events before Srebrenica and the number and the PR game around Srebrenica. Realization…


Added by Ari Rusila on June 3, 2011 at 6:24 — No Comments

Media flames up conflicts passions in Ghana

The Executive Director of Rural Media Network (RUMNET) Mr. Abdallah Kassim has blamed frequent escalation of communal violence on unprofessional media reportage on community issues.

According to the Director, most reportage or media coverage on communal violence does not focus on the root causes of issues and problems but rather focus on direct outbreak. This however gives room for misrepresentation of facts thereby aggravating the conflict.

“To report violence without…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on June 2, 2011 at 15:59 — No Comments

PR journalists from mainstream media awarded in Moscow

Please see my blog post here.

Added by Valery Levchenko on June 1, 2011 at 14:46 — No Comments

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