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Reporter Shot In The Head In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Media

BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head and leg on Friday while covering the violence in Egypt. Bowen, the organization's Middle East editor...

Top 10 Reasons Edward Snowden Should Seek Asylum in Iceland

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Edward M. Weinman

Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport? The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

Hindustani Dabkeh

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

With Shakti, I watched videos of her dance and I felt increasingly connected to this girl. She was a little less than a month older than me, we were both born in 1985 in vastly different parts of the world and here she had traveled thousands of miles to create something with me.

A 50th Birthday Wish to The Doctor

Michael Varrati | Posted 08.21.2013 | TV
Michael Varrati

This year, the crown jewel of the BBC turns a remarkable 50 years old. While the program's actual anniversary date isn't until November, the entirety of the Who-universe is rolling out the carpet in year-long celebration.

Queen Of England Photobombs BBC Anchors

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media

AS BBC presenters reported news from their anchor desk on Friday, a woman dressed head to toe in robin's egg blue stood out behind them. PHOTO: ...


Posted 06.02.2013 | TV

Matt Smith is leaving "Doctor Who." BBC announced Smith's departure will take place after he appears in the 50th anniversary and the 2013 Christma...

Hundreds Of New BBC Abuse Claims

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadca...

In the Air With Hillary Clinton

James Denselow | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
James Denselow

In this absorbing and highly readable work Kim Ghattas, the BBC's State Department Correspondent, has attempted the ambitious task of combining personal memoir, an on-the-road record of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's term and an appraisal of the modern reality of U.S. power.

A Win-Win Scenario

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The current media agreement in force in the United States has severely limited the amount of orchestral music (and opera performances) on public television, radio and the Internet. Most orchestras cannot afford to do any broadcasting anymore.

BBC Reporter Apologizes For Controversial Muslim Comment

Posted 05.23.2013 | Media

BBC political editor Nick Robinson apologized on Thursday for quoting a source who said the perpetrators in the Woolwich attack were of "Muslim appear...

BBC Director Says Network Has Women Problem

The Independent | Ian Burrell | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

James Harding, the incoming Director of News at the BBC, has admitted his discomfort at the lack of women broadcasters on the BBC's bulletins and has ...

LISTEN: Is This Radio Host Drunk?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Media

It's unclear whether BBC radio host Paula White was having an awesome or terrible day on Friday, but she was definitely having a "P-A-R-T-Y." Whit...

Roula Ayoubi R.I.P., A Valiant Lebanese Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I met her once, but I already knew her. Roula Ayoubi was that distinctive voice I heard countless times on the BBC's Arabic Service newscasts reporti...


Paul Ratner | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weird News
Paul Ratner

In no small measure inspired by BBC America's Canadian-produced tricky and fun new series Orphan Black, which centers heavily on cloning what-ifs, I came back to this simmering question (thanks, TV!) -- why not cloning?

HBO's Family Tree First of Four Genealogy Series to Air in U.S.

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

Though there's been a bit of a vacuum in genealogical programming in the U.S. over the last year or so, that's happily about to change. First up is Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock's mockumentary series, Family Tree.


Andrew Sussman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
Andrew Sussman

In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece -- that's how we bring faraway stories home. But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story.

Secrets Don't Make Friends

Hilda Benard | Posted 06.28.2013 | TV
Hilda Benard

Well Doctor, I can assure you that we're as frustrated as you are with this Clara mystery, and since no one warned us about getting on a spaceship with a madman, we're stuck on this journey with you.

'Doctor Who' Fans, Begin Shaking & Crying

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

"Doctor Who" fans, Ten and Eleven are together! "Doctor Who" is currently filming its (what's sure to be epic) 50th anniversary special that will see ...

Controversy Simmers Over BBC's Undercover North Korea Trip

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Media

* BBC film crew posed as students and staff to film in secret * University says its students were put at "grave risk" *...

Prestigious College Outraged At Major News Company

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

LONDON -- One of Britain's leading academic institutions, the London School of Economics, is accusing the BBC of putting students at risk by using the...

How Duran Duran Saved The World

Hilda Benard | Posted 06.14.2013 | TV
Hilda Benard

In this episode we just get to know Clara better: She's definitely headstrong and brave, but also a tad naive, since she needed to actually see dead bodies before she realized how dangerous traveling with the Doctor can be. I'm sure this experience isn't one she's going to shake off quickly.

Undercover BBC Reporters Join Student Trip To North Korea

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2013 | Media

* BBC reporter posed as a PhD student to make film * London university says it put students at risk (Adds comment from journalist, ...

BBC Faces Controversy Over Anti-Thatcher Hit

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 06.12.2013 | Media

LONDON — Opponents of the late Margaret Thatcher are taking a kind of musical revenge on the former prime minister, pushing the song "Ding Dong!...

How I Won't Joke About Muslims

Matt Kirshen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy
Matt Kirshen

Recently, Ann Widdecombe argued that Christianity and Jesus have come in for an unfair amount of abuse in recent years from comedians and comedy shows. Which is nonsense. Absolute nonsense.