As the negotiations kick off in Cancun (and the opening speeches seem to repeat the message of low expectations and going for partial compromises discussed in the last blog), I'm looking at this flyer, lying on my desk . The possible impact of climate change and extreme weather events caused by climate change on health is an "in" topic in Bonn this week. The German Environment Ministry, Federal Environment agency, German Meterological Office… Continue
Added by Irene Quaile on November 30, 2010 at 14:30 —
This is a repost from my IABC blog
National news agencies have served traditional media like newspapers, radio and TV in their respective countries for dozens of years., limiting themselves to the b2b segment. No matter what the ownership - private, semi-private, public or state - they kept faith in their media stakeholders and clients, concentrating solely on their information needs, relying on such clients to convey the… Continue
Added by Valery Levchenko on November 30, 2010 at 8:54 —
Journalists are suffering from an identity crisis. It is increasingly becoming harder to determine who they are, and what marks them out as different to the myriad of storytellers and content producers that the Internet has given a voice to.
The worldwide web has facilitated some remarkable changes in media consumption. Video and audio are now integral parts of storytelling. Blogging and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter have created a network of informal correspondents… Continue
Added by Emma Brewin on November 29, 2010 at 11:01 —
Innovation Union and Industrial Policy Seminar - it was a great event, lots of info&insight and excellent option for contacts and networking! Bunch of thanks to the EJC!
Added by Antoaneta Markova on November 28, 2010 at 13:42 —
Amazing as it sounds, NATO, the world's most powerful military alliance, may be losing the only war the 61-year old pact ever fought. All its soldiers, heavy bombers, tanks, helicopter gunships, armies of mercenaries, and electronic gear are being beaten by a bunch of lightly-armed Afghan farmers and mountain tribesmen. This weekend in Lisbon, NATO's 28 members face deepening differences over the Afghanistan War as public opinion in the United States,… Continue
Added by SAADIA SEHAR on November 27, 2010 at 10:33 —
This is the icy view from my office at Deutsche Welle on the banks of the Rhine this afternoon. It's the ice blogger's favourite weather, although most people around me are complaining it's too early for snow and asking if it's got anything to do with climate change.
Meanwhile, in spite of the fact that so many of us have been saying there will be less hype surrounding and attention paid to the Cancun climate talks starting in Mexico on… Continue
Added by Irene Quaile on November 26, 2010 at 16:00 —
Environment Minister Sherry Ayittey has said her ministry will withdraw the permits of mining firms which fail to take steps to improve their environmental standards.
The warning follows the release of a report by the Environmental Protection Agency which revealed that virtually all the major mining and manufacturing firms are operating below the required environmental standards.
She told Joy Business though the ministry is willing to help the firms improve their environmental… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 26, 2010 at 8:14 —
In today's world the ways in which to communicate and tell a story are endless. Be it through print media, television, radio, or social media, if you have a story there is always a way to get it out there. Some creative outlets are of course more influential than others and seem to have a greater impact on society as a whole. For me, the use of photojournalism is what really hits me every time. Without words or sounds an entire story is told from beginning to end. There are no instructions that… Continue
Added by Hanna McLean on November 25, 2010 at 14:12 —
Hamburg(Germany)October 8,2010 Three days long 17th World Editors Forum, The Tablet Year, Why mobile distribution will change The news Business, ended here in Congress Center Hamburg ,Germany. It was was attended by more than 600 editors from 86 countries, including 23 editors from South Asian countries.
India,Pakistan, Bangladesh,Nepal,Bhutan and Sri Lanka also benefitted by this high-profile programme. An Iranian journalist Ahmed Zeid-Abadi , who is serving a six-year prison… Continue
Added by Ehsan Ahmed Sehar on November 25, 2010 at 13:47 —
The Ghana Government
through the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), has developed a policy framework on climate change.
To facilitate the polishing of the framework, the ministry held a stakeholders, consultative meeting that brought together diplomatic corps, security agencies, women groups and the academia, to discuss the draft policy to help the country cope with Climate Change.
The Minister… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 23, 2010 at 21:23 —
From: Francis Npong, Tamale
Children in northern Ghana have been described as "endangered species" of people and needed strong and effective policy framework to protect them from further harm.
Though Ghana was the first nation among her peers to ratify the United Nations Convention on Children's rights, the convention has not been effectively implemented putting children at risk in all forms of abuses and exploitation.
This was made known at the commencement of a 3-day… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 23, 2010 at 20:35 —
Meet the brains
behind Ghana’s independence in 1957. They are Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Mr. Obetsebi_lamptey, Mr. Ako Adjei, Mr. Edward Akuffo-Addo, Dr. J.B. Danquah and Mr. William Ofori Atta.
These were the brave men and leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C.) who were arrested and detained under the Emergency Regulation in 1948 during disturbances in the Gold Coast. These… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 23, 2010 at 20:30 —
I worked for one of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp publications some years ago in New York City, and from what I remember from my time there is that News Corp consistently aimed at being ahead of the curve when it came to media, and that Rupert was willing to take chances at doing so.
Apple teams up with News Corp for the release of The Daily
the first iPad-only news publication. Rupert has hired approximately 100 journalists for the publication and is reported to be lead by… Continue
Added by Chiquira Carrasca Wagner on November 23, 2010 at 11:47 —
The Erasmus Programme
(European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students), is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987.
In early 2010, the European Commission (DG INFSO) launched a feasibility study to analyse the general viability and optimal implementation mode of the pilot project “Erasmus for journalists”. This study is currently… Continue
Added by Emma Brewin on November 23, 2010 at 10:44 —
By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Belgium has reached a prominent stage, however there is still room to further enhance ties, says Belgium Ambassador Dr Frank Van de Craen.
He said relations between both countries have come a long way since 1957 probably after Malaysia''s independence.
In the first period up to the 80s, Van de Craen said:"Our relations was more of developing… Continue
Added by TENGKU NOOR SHAMSIAH T ABDULLAH on November 23, 2010 at 8:56 —
About 125 million ye
ars ago the pressurization of fossils began beneath the marine waters of Ghana. Now discovered as oil in commercial quantity, with it exploration, what would be the environmental situation in Ghana in the next 15 years? Taking into account the greenhouse gas that would be emitted each day into the atmosphere during production. The very activity climate change scientists blamed to have contributed immensely to the… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 23, 2010 at 8:39 —
The Members of the
Tamale Metropolitan Assembly at a climate changes forum held in Tamale have called on the president John Evans Atta-Mills not only to lead Africa against climate change but alos ensure that his government established effective, sound and sustainable environmental policy to help minimize effects of climate change. According to the participants, Ghana needs vibrant, sound and enforceable environmental law to help… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 23, 2010 at 8:00 —
I research media resources for journalists as part of my job as Multimedia Editor with the European Journalism Centre
, and it seems at the moment like every week there's an exciting new online media concept to buzz about.
Looking through the list of media resources
that me and my predecessor have written about, some have stood the test of time and some… Continue
Added by Emma Brewin on November 22, 2010 at 17:28 —
Francis Npong, Tamale
The government of Ghana is
intending to enhance public transport system to reduce traffic congestion at the same time minimize carbon mono oxides release into the atmosphere to enhance air quality.
The Northern regional Minister Mr. Moses Mabengba Bukari said this in an interview with the Enquirer in Tamale over the weekends.
The plan to reduce the use of private cars is part of the government… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 21, 2010 at 0:21 —
Francis Npong, Gulinkpegu, Yendi
“Education they say is key to success
” but the pupils in the Gulinkpegu primary school in the Mion Constituency under the Yendi Municipality would have this dream dashed because of the failure of the Yendi Municipal Assembly to provide them with decent classroom block after a rainstorm has destroyed the classroom block four (4) years ago. This however… Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on November 21, 2010 at 0:00 —