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What It's Like to be a Suicide Blast Journalist in Peshawar, Pakistan

I'd like to share with you an extract from my good friend Musarrat Ullah Jan's recent article on his work as a suicide blast reporter in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Please click through to read the whole piece and give it the attention to the world it deserves.

In current situation I worried about my family, yesterday I saw the body parts of young kids in Kohat bus stand, whose half head…

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Added by Emma Brewin on February 27, 2012 at 8:59 — No Comments

25 commandments for journalists from the Guardian's Tim Radford

This is only a link I'm afraid, as I don't want to plaguarise the Guardian!

 

But check out the former Guardian science editor, letters editor, arts editor and literary editor Tim Radford's 25 commandments for journalists and let me know what you think.

 

 

Added by Emma Brewin on January 20, 2011 at 3:36 — No Comments

Words Without Borders: Contemporary Afghan Literature

I received this from Words Without Borders, an organisation which translates, publishes, and promotes the finest contemporary international literature.

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

I am pleased to announce that in May 2011 we will be publishing an issue devoted to contemporary Afghan Literature, featuring translations from both the Dari and Pahsto.We’ve begun a campaign on …

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Added by Emma Brewin on January 14, 2011 at 12:09 — No Comments

SOS: Euroradio office in Minsk is searched



I was forwarded this by a colleague at the European Journalism Centre...

 

 

2010-12-25 17:47:18, Euroradio

The Minsk bureau of…

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Added by Emma Brewin on January 12, 2011 at 16:49 — 1 Comment

Preparing for my Media & Meditation Retreat

As I prepare to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand in mid-January to attend a meditation retreat for media professionals through non-profit organisation Peace Revolution, I wanted to share some thoughts with the community.

 

After all, it was through the community that I actually first became…

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Added by Emma Brewin on December 28, 2010 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Call to independent media to support citizen protests in Belarus

Below is a link to some information sent to me from a colleague on a call for action and support from citizens of Belarus against government suppression of peaceful protests. The independent media is specifically appealed to, so if you can do anything your help spreading this in your writings, Facebook, Twitter etc will be appreciated I'm sure.

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Added by Emma Brewin on December 24, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Pin down Julian Assange! Live chat at 2pm CET today

Click here for the live chat, and to read the results if you are too late.

Added by Emma Brewin on December 3, 2010 at 13:29 — No Comments

Why Journalism's Identity Crisis is an Opportunity for Peace

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 — No Comments

ERASMUS for Journalists

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 — No Comments

Make the Most of Online Media Resources

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 — No Comments

Interested in reporting on the upcoming Hungarian EU Presidency?

Interested in reporting on the upcoming Hungarian EU Presidency?

Journalists, register now for a free electronic copy of the of the European Journalism Centre's booklet 'Reporting the Hungarian EU Presidency'.

Added by Emma Brewin on November 11, 2010 at 14:28 — No Comments

Passionate about Wikileaks? Copy and paste this petition into an email and send it to your journalist friends...

Passionate about Wikileaks? Copy and paste this petition below into an email and send it to your journalist friends...





Bonjour à tous, hello to all,

SVP lisez cette pétition et signez-la! Diffusez-la à vos amis et collègues journalistes.

Please read and sign this petition, and send it on to your journalist friends and colleagues.

Best to all, bien à vous tous, Mark



English version follows french:

LES JOURNALISTES DE 39 PAYS S'ASSOCIENT POUR… Continue

Added by Emma Brewin on November 8, 2010 at 11:52 — No Comments

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Criminalization of defamation: 'press freedom' or judicial integrity?

In a web search for defamation, one sees various articles mentioning the criminalization of defamation: in a variety of countries, such as eastern European or Russian countries, or Zimbabwe. Various human rights organizations or NGOs are reported to have signed protests against recent attempts to re-introduce criminal defamation into law in some of them. It is often argued as an attack on press freedom.The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not apparently support criminalization of…See More
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Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

DHAKA, Oct 30, 2014-Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and South Sudan led a ranking of countries facing extreme risks as a result of climate change, exacerbating the chances of civil conflict, according to a study by UK researcher Maplecroft.A total of 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat, the Bath, England-based analyst said today in an e-mailed statement, the study said.Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Central African Republic and Eritrea rounded out 10 most…See More
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