Thursday, 9 April 2015

This is my best advice to young journalists - Vox

So Felix Salmon set journo-Twitter afire this afternoon with some very grim advice to aspiring journalists; namely, don't become a journalist.

Like Felix, I also get occasional e-mails from aspiring journalists. And my advice is very different; namely, become a journalist! Awhile back I sat down and tried to write up my best guidance for how to do that. It's incomplete, and imperfect, and biased towards my own experience, but in the hopes that it's useful to somebody, somewhere, here it is.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Four journalist deaths in four days.

Four journalists killed over four days in Brazil, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Colombia - IFEX 

The recent deaths of four journalists in four countries over four days illustrates not only the continuing danger that journalists face across the globe, but the need to protect their safety and fundamental rights and end impunity for crimes against them, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

‘Freedom of expression’ anti-snooping campaign launched over Ripa changes | Politics | The Guardian

An urgent campaign has been launched in the UK for a "freedom of expression" law to protect confidential journalists', MPs' and lawyers' phone and communications records being secretly snooped on by police.

Senior editors and lawyers condemned as "wholly inadequate" safeguards put forward in a code of practice by the home secretary, Theresa May, to meet concerns over the police use of surveillance powers linked to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa).