Search for the term “international media development” and you won’t find many university departments or publications. Nonetheless, the field is over 50 years old and has exerted a major influence on many regions of the world, accounting for a budget of half a billion dollars a year.
from Global Voices Online by Bernardo Parrella
One of the foremost international human rights organizations, the Robert F. Kennedy Center, is calling for nominations to a new Journalism Award on International Photography and International Social Media hosted by their European Office in Florence, Italy. The award will recognize the achievements of professionals and students who investigate human rights issues and advocate for change.
from The Next Web by Jamillah Knowles
As you may have heard, Julian Assange, editor of Wikileaks, has a TV show. There are four episodes available on the web now, so it?s time to take a look at what this is all about.
from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
Ned Berke, editor of the Sheepshead Bites site — which provides comprehensive local news for the neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay — has a great manifesto about the delights and rewards of making hyperlocal news.
from The Next Web by Jon Russell
Al Jazeera has been forced to close its bureau in China, after the government declined to renew the visa of the organisation?s China anchor, and refused to sanction a replacement.
Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to capture images and video of public events.
from FP Passport by Isaac Stone Fish
Yesterday, Al-Jazeera English announced that it would be closing its bureau in Beijing after the Chinese government refused to renew the press credentials and visa of its China correspondent, Melissa Chan. Chan, based in Beijing since 2007, has an excellent reputation as a journalist, reporting hard-hitting stories on black jails, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and Chinese land grabs. (Disclosure: I worked with Chan on the board of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China and consider her a friend.)
by Peter Pachal
by Sonia Paul
by Shane Snow
from Mashable! by Stephanie Haberman
from open Democracy News Analysis – by Bruce Page
This week, the media mogul once unquestioningly known as ‘the kingmaker’ appears before the UK state inquiry into the British press – a day after his son and would-be heir. To mark this moment, we publish the new introduction to the defining account of the 113-year-old Murdoch dynasty, asking the question: how did we come to this?
by Zoe Fox
by Lauren Indvik