Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.
Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?
While I thoroughly enjoy blogging, tweeting and using all manner of light digital mobile devices, there was something endearing about the bulky equipment we had for turning out hard-hitting, solid journalism.
The main purpose of a conference I recently attended in Hangzhou, China, seemed to be to advertise Hangzhou -- a city where gentrification moves at a fast pace and the impoverishment of peasants in western China is but a distant reality.
While countless Blackberry users in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are distraught about an expected October ban on applications supporting emails, messaging and Internet browsing, others in the Arab region are already considering Plan B.