Even though I rarely contribute direct to my news agency's newswire, I do routinely check the general Russian wire for hundreds of news headlines and read at least couple dozen or so stories a day. Social media exchange notwithstanding, of course.
Quite often the general news contain dry reporting on violence and murders based on information the agency gathers from its sources in the Interior Ministry, Investigative Committee…Continue
Added by Valery Levchenko on September 5, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments
On November 21-22 the 6th Forum of European and Asian Media (FEAM) was held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Over 250 top managers, editors, journalists and bloggers from traditional and new media of CIS countries, the Baltic states, and Georgia shared their views and opinions. Here are some of the highlights from the forum as tweeted in English. Hope you will find them useful.…Continue
Added by Valery Levchenko on November 22, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments
A young Zambian female student at the prestigious Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) in the capital city, Lusaka, risks being sent to jail for five years along with her male partner with whom she filmed a sex video which found its way onto a hardcore pornographic website.
The couple and those who shared the link to the porn website are now being…Continue
Added by Gershom Ndhlovu on November 17, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments
Added by GEORGE OKORE on August 3, 2011 at 8:49 — No Comments
An editor with state-owned Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) Haileyesus Worku,, and one of his reporters, Abdulsemed Mohammed, were last week finally released on bail of 5,000 birr (205 euros) after being held for 15 months on charges of illegally selling state-owned news content for personal gain.
The court has scheduled a hearing for November 12, 2011 to hear defense arguments. The two journalists are meanwhile banned from leaving the country. They were arrested on…Continue
Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 26, 2011 at 9:03 — No Comments
Sudanese journalist Amal Habani, a woman reporter for the daily Al-Jarida has been fined 2,000 pounds (600 euros) or a month in jail for reporting a woman activist’s claims that she was raped by members of the security forces.
As Habani refused to pay the fine, she was immediately taken to Omdurman women’s prison, northwest of the capital, to begin serving the jail sentence. Habani was convicted by Judge Modather Al-Rasheed of the Khartoum media court, who fined her editor, Saadeldin…Continue
Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 26, 2011 at 8:56 — No Comments
By Iqbal Tamimi
Since the People's Revolution broke out in Libya on February 17th, at least 15 cases of journalists’ arrests and four attacks on journalists were reported, besides two attacks against media outlets and the brutal assassination of two journalists.
One of the Egyptian reporters working in Libya, advised other journalists during a television interview not to reveal their identities, and not to mention that…Continue
Added by Iqbal Tamimi on April 8, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
I just wanted to bring it to your attention that Play the Game will be hosting an International Sports Press Survey for 2011 and are looking for partners! I posted it as an event on here if you are interested.
Make sure you sign up by April 1st, otherwise you will have missed the deadline!
For more information please feel free to visit the…Continue
Added by Hanna McLean on March 28, 2011 at 12:14 — No Comments
While much talk is devoted to the bloggers vs. journalists issue, the bloggers vs. traditional media one is often overlooked. Here's one case where it was presented with a strong anti-media bias.
At the recent MediaBusiness…Continue
Added by Onnik Krikorian on February 9, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
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Hello Fellow Bloggers!
As I wandered the streets of Maastricht, aimlessly looking for something to fill my time with, I started to look around me and notice the many billboards that graced the sides of the street. Everywhere I glanced it seemed that there were endless amounts of flawless faced women with beautiful figures piercing me with their…Continue