On both sides of the communications barricades news agency reporting is often compared to producing commodities. At RIA Novosti top editors often use the phrase 'sausage factory' to illustrate our way of making newswires. There are two strong points in favor of such approach – consistency of content and balance of its accuracy.Continue
Added by Valery Levchenko on November 13, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
I launched cuttings.me last month after finding that there was no easy way to collate my cuttings together online. It offers journalists a free, easy-to-use and beautiful way to showcase their work – here’s a quick overview of how I did it.
I’d never describe myself as a coder – I’m a journalist fascinated by technology, a bit of a geek maybe, but definitely not a programmer. If you asked me to write an iterative…Continue
Zambia's new government wants to have all online news publications registered by government.
President Michael Sata, less than two months in power, has ordered his newly sworn in Attorney-General to ensure that all online publications are registered, according to the Zambian Watchdog, itself an online publication but has never been in good books with the now ruling party from its days in…Continue
The Zambian minister of finance, Alexander Chikwanda, on Friday November 11, 2011, presented the new Patriotic Front (PF) government's first budget. Here is a PDF file of the budget speech.
Added by Gershom Ndhlovu on November 11, 2011 at 18:18 — No Comments
The European Union and the financial markets have been given not a single moment of respite this week either. The centre of crisis and all fears has now moved from Greece to Italy. The yields on Italian government bonds on Wednesday came close to bursting through the critical 7,5 per cent mark, the highest since the introduction of the euro ten years ago, calling for a new European Central Bank intervention.
On Wednesday, Italy’s situation was seemingly even worse than Greece’s, where…Continue
Added by Geoffrey Buta on November 9, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments
Young journalist found dead in Khuzdar PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN CITY QUETTA: Javed Naseer Rind’s name was added to the list of more than 10 journalists whose bodies have been found tortured and dumped in Balochistan.
Said to be in his mid-twenties, Rind’s bullet-riddled body was found dumped in Khuzdar, about 300 kilometers south of Quetta, on Saturday morning. He was a senior sub editor at a local daily Tawar, a…Continue
Faith-based spaces are usually a shelter for people’s souls, where they to let their spirit fly, pray,or meditate. But in this case, the Buddhist “Bo De Pagoda” in Hanoi, Vietnam, goes beyond that. This Pagoda (or temple) is a place that serves not only as a praying/meditation centre, as it is also a shelter for victims of GBV gender based violence (in…
Added by Cesar Robles on November 7, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
”Who needs facts if a good story is available?” (Ari Rusila)
A few weeks ago I…Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on November 7, 2011 at 3:36 — No Comments
Another Side Of Care.
One of the most debatable topics in Bangladesh is, perhaps, whether poverty is a blessing or a curse.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) are jointly running one of the biggest development projects in Bangladesh, titled ‘Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction’ (UPPR) which began in 2008. The local and international associates in this project are the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Local Government…Continue
Added by Abid Azad on November 5, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
by Rodica Pricop
Greek Prime-Minister George Papandreou’s decision to hold a referendum on the single currency rescue deal adopted by European leaders a week ago, after a marathon of heated negotiations, has caused panic in the world’s capitals as well as on financial markets. Everywhere from Athens, Geneva, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid to New York,…Continue
Added by Rodica Pricop on November 5, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments
THE SOCIO-CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF THE NORTHERN POPULATION MADE THE LOCAL WOMAN OVERBURDENED IN SOCIETY
SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA…Continue
Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 4, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments
An article 'Protests awaken a Goliath in India' in the New York Times feels that the great Indian middle class which till recently were dismissed as apathetic towards electoral politics seems to have awakened from their slumbers and no longer appears apathetic towards politics. The article goes on to attribute this change of attitude to the Anna Hazare movement.
Indeed, the Anna Hazare movement which later became 'I am Anna' movement' saw thousands of professionals, college students,…Continue
Added by Pratigyan Das on November 2, 2011 at 18:20 — No Comments
The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) recorded 11 births in the early hours of Monday, October 31, 2011 as the world’s population is expected to hit the seven billion figure today.
Six male and five female babies were born through normal deliveries without any complications, Dr Patrick Adike, House Officer at the TTH told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Tamale on Monday.
He said the trend of population growth yearly at the hospital increased from 7, 000 in 2010 to…Continue
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elmina Castle convinces with its powerful beauty and meaningful history in the Central Region of Ghana.
Ghana was formerly known as Gold Coast where the…Continue
Added by Kerstin Tschernigg on October 27, 2011 at 11:41 — No Comments
Parliament has been urged to legalize the operation of the National Youth Employment Programme as given to the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The Deputy National Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation of the programme, Kwesi Holison, disclosed this to journalists in the region. He added that the programme has been bedeviled with financial challenges, saying unlike the National Health Insurance Scheme that is heavily supported by 21/2 vat tax element. He said it is…Continue
Added by Kerstin Tschernigg on October 27, 2011 at 11:23 — No Comments
From malaria to malnutrition – the health problems of 684 young patients were treated in…Continue
By: Usman Aziz Malik
Some worst air crashes of 2010
On 25 Jan 2010…Continue
Added by Malik Usman on October 26, 2011 at 13:03 — No Comments
I was taking one of my regular walks this morning with my two dogs. It has gotten a bit colder now so our walks are getting shorter. As I came down to the big fountain in the middle of the street I noticed something on the stairs, it looked like a small black fur ball wrapped up around its tiny body.…Continue
Added by Elena Nikolovska on October 25, 2011 at 17:40 — No Comments