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Human Ingenuity Is Part of Rwanda's Awakening

Tom Carver | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Tom Carver

After the genocide was over, I did not return to Rwanda for 18 years, but I have always kept an eye on what was happening from afar. Once you have been part of a seismic event in a country's history, you always feel connected.

NYT CEO In Trouble Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.18.2013 | Media

Former BBC director general and current New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson has been called on by members of the British parliament to answer...

WATCH: Rare Report From Inside A Boko Haram Stronghold

BBC News | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

Since 2009, northern Nigeria has been gripped by a bloody insurgency as militant group Boko Haram continues its quest to overthrow the government and ...

Al Jazeera English: Too Uncomfortable For U.S. Audiences

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Geri Spieler

Are we uncomfortable with news that has not been sanitized by our own American-based networks? Is that the reason there is so much pushback to Al Jazeera English on U.S. network TV?

Consider the Source

David Westin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Media
David Westin

The sale of cable news network Current TV to Al Jazeera has raised more than a few eyebrows. But whatever comes of it all, the creation of this alternative to CNN and Fox News and MSNBC shows just how much has changed in the news media since Peter Jennings left us just seven years ago.

Why 2013 May Be The Best Year To Get Married

Posted 01.02.2013 | Weddings

For the superstitious among us, getting married in 2013 would be as unlucky as letting the groom see the bride before the wedding. But couples who are...

Resigned BBC Chief To Receive Major Payout

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival Britis...

Another Crisis Hits BBC | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media

The BBC is mired in a fresh crisis after the key witness in a Newsnight report alleging that senior Tory Lord McAlpine was a paedophile admitted that ...

(Video) BBC Expanding Web Video News Operations in London and Washington

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON - Demand from advertisers to run pre-roll ads on BBC News online video far outpaces editorial inventory by a four-to-one ratio, says Andrew...

BBC Warns Of 'Unprecedented Threat' To Independent News

BBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

The BBC has today warned of an 'unprecedented global threat to impartial and independent news' and called on relevant authorities worldwide to protect...

(Video) Livestation Bringing BBC, Sky News, Euronews to the U.S. in Subscription Package

Andy Plesser | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON - Livestation has signed aggreement with the BBC, Sky News and Euronews to bring this bundle of news channels to digital consumers in the U.S...

WATCH: Prince Charles Dazzles As A Weather Man

Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

Prince Charles is a man of many talents. Who knew that included reporting the weather?! During a visit to the BBC Scotland studios in Glasgow, the ...

Who Is The "Fred Astaire" Of Painting?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts

Titian was exalted for his mastery of color and the luminosity of his works. His flesh glowed, his figures danced. The 16th century Venetian master fo...

BBC Accuses Iran Of Intimidating Its Persian Staff

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — The head of the BBC on Friday accused Iran of intimidating staff members of its Persian service through slander, snooping and the arre...

The Real Problem With Media Today? The Audience

Larry Womack | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Larry Womack

Do traditional news outlets falter? Of course they do, all the time. And opinion does color the facts. But that is certainly no excuse to choose to expose yourself only to the work of journalists who you know share your political inclinations.

Pakistani Cable Blocks BBC Over Critical Documentary

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Operators have blocked BBC World News because of a documentary critical of the country's commitment to fighting Islamist mil...

Women Make Their Mark On The 2012 Olympic Site

BBC News | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women

There may not be many of them, but women at the Olympic site in East London are making their presence felt. As the staff bus trundles onto site, wo...

When Your Body Is Your Body of Work

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

On Monday, a farmer in Northern Ireland kicked Rihanna out of his grain field where she was filming a music video. Her crime? Looking too sexy.

WATCH: Fascinating Video Compares BBC's News Coverage To NY Times

Posted 10.17.2011 | Media

Developer Phillip Mendonça-Vieira's time lapse video of the New York Times homepage went media-world viral when he posted it in July. On Wednesday, M...

WATCH: The Real Girl Behind A Yemeni Revolutionary Portrait

Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Among the pro-revolution artworks produced during the recent uprisings in Yemen depicts a young girl carrying a large bag and making the victory sign....

WATCH: Romanian Artist Lived Years Of His Life In Trash

Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

In the video below, BBC's Tom Wilson speaks to contemporary Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu. Though important today, Barladeanu lived in the trash room...

Is JK Rowling Writing A New Harry Potter Book? | Alison Flood | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

Start all the clocks and plug the telephone back in: JK Rowling has provided a shred of comfort to the millions of mourners lamenting the release of t...

PHOTO: 'Lost' Michelangelo Found?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

How would you react if someone told you there was a Michelangelo in your dormitory? For at least one clergyman at the University of Oxford, the answer...

Huffington Post UK Launches (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

Our very own Arianna Huffington visited BBC News this morning to discuss the newly-created HuffPost UK. Joining HuffPost Canada, HuffPost UK is Huf...

BBC In Crisis Over Faked Sweatshop Scene In Documentary

The Independent | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media

BBC journalism was plunged into one of its deepest crises since the Hutton report of 2004 yesterday, when the governing BBC Trust questioned the authe...