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February 04 2010

mediahelpingmedia
07:10

Internews Network: Journalism of Hope - Afghanistan

Afghans all over the world can keep connected with their country through a unique web site - Afghan Radio Connect - that gives them access to local news from Afghanistan’s 33 local radio stations.

The Afghan Radio Connect project, which recently won a Manthan award for Excellence and Innovation in ICT, started in January 2007. Nai, an organisation supporting open media in Aghanistan and Internews joined hands to develop this concept. The Afghan Radio Connect website allows listeners to find radio stations via a map or the station name or by subscribing to the RSS feed and newsletter.

mediahelpingmedia
07:02

With 47 journalists in jail, Iran sets notorious records

New York, February 3, 2010—Iranian authorities are now holding at least 47 journalists in prison, more than any single country has imprisoned since 1996, according to a new survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists. While many of the detainees were arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June presidential election, CPJ’s survey found that authorities are continuing to wage an aggressive campaign to round up independent and opposition journalists. At least 26 journalists have been jailed in the last two months alone, CPJ found.

February 03 2010

mediahelpingmedia
19:54

The Twitter Train Has Left the Station

Why twitter doubters should at least give it a tweet before sounding off about it.
mediahelpingmedia
19:15

A Media Academy Grows in Bangladesh

A few months ago I received a call from Dr. Shahidul Alam, a mentor and colleague who has become a friend. Alam, an accomplished and peripatetic photographer, journalist, and activist, invited me to Dhaka to join a team charged with setting up a media academy for Bangladeshi journalists. Such an academy had been part of his plan for years, but he’d been consumed by other projects—building a career as well as a world-class photo agency, a degree-granting school of photography, and an international photo festival.

February 02 2010

mediahelpingmedia
22:46

Southeast Asian Media: Patterns of Production and Consumption

A report carried out by Jeremy Wagstaff for the Open Society Institute surveying the national media  in 10 countries of Southeast Asia.
mediahelpingmedia
22:27
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Member organisations of the European Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists organise a yearly day of action for the defence of journalists' rights, ethics and quality.
mediahelpingmedia
07:28

Concern about political prisoners in Armenia

A press release issued by the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders on the recent indictment of Haykakan Zhamanak (“Armenian Times”) chief editor Nikol Pashinyan reads as follows:

“On January 19, the Court of First Instance of Kentron and Nork Marash districts of Yerevan, presided by Judge M. Martirosyan passed sentence on Nikol Pashinyan and convicted him to 7 years of imprisonment.

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“The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders makes a request to the international community to carry out the monitoring of obligations assumed by the Armenian authorities and to exert pressure to them with a demand to stop the harsh treatment toward the citizens who struggle for democratic reforms.”

February 01 2010

mediahelpingmedia
19:02

Request for a training module - can you help?

Media Helping Media has received a request from a journalist in a Middle East country for a training module on how to operate in a war zone where there are political pressures. Looking for anyone who has written anything along these lines that they would be willing to share, or someone who could write a module to meet this need. The module would be stored in the site’s training section, with the other training modules. If you are able to help, please contact Media Helping Media and let us know. Thanks

January 30 2010

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06:55
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What to AVOID when putting together a TV package. Newswipe's tutorial on some of the tired and worn cliches that appear on too many channels. 
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06:46
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How NOT to report an event.  Newswipe's guide for TV journalists on what to avoid when packaging, and tips for presenters on how NOT to force a point and miss the point.

January 29 2010

mediahelpingmedia
17:12

Testing Soup to Facebook

Trying out the email to Soup function with auto update to facebook. http//:www.mediahelpingmedia.org ------------------ From Blackberry handheld Media Ideas International Ltd - http://www.mediaideas.co.uk Media Helping Media - http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org
mediahelpingmedia
15:56
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The evolution of democracy
Tags: democracy
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13:07
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09:39
mediahelpingmedia
08:07

#FollowFriday: The Anatomy of a Twitter Trend

Make sure you mention those who are adding value, informing the public debate, and revealing information in the category of "had it not been for them, the world would never have known."
mediahelpingmedia
07:38

Murder of Kyrgyz Journalist in Kazakhstan Points to Press Freedom Concerns

Central Asian states are no strangers to free-speech controversy, but the brutal murder of a journalist from Kyrgyzstan in neighboring Kazakhstan marks a new low in the region’s media environment. The incident is stoking an international outcry and is pushing press freedom up the agenda during Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

January 28 2010

mediahelpingmedia
10:27

The power of Drupal for today's online publishing

OpenPublish is a packaged distribution of the popular open source social publishing platform, Drupal, that has been tailored to the needs of today's online publishers. OpenPublish is ideal for the implementation of a variety of media outlets sites including magazines, newspapers, journals, trade publications, broadcast, wire service and membership publications.
mediahelpingmedia
10:11

Newspaper advertising department priorities for 2010

The gloves are off, the recession has -- we hope -- played out its last hand, and the task is clear: meet the targets and plan for the future, but meet the targets first.

The 20th World Newspaper Advertising Conference, held for the first time under the auspices of the new WAN-IFRA merged association, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, recognises the simplicity of today's ad department priorities: meet your targets today, next month and next year.
mediahelpingmedia
08:01

Hajizada still in jail after appeal postponed twice

Alumnus and activist Adnan Hajizada’s appeal is set for Feb. 6 after being delayed twice, once by the defense. Hajizada’s first appeal, which was scheduled for Jan. 8, was postponed when the complaining witnesses, Babak Huseynov and Vusal Mammadov, were not there. The second appeal date was postponed when a lawyer of Hajizada and fellow activist, Emin Milli, was sick. The Azeri equivalent to a subpoena has not reached Huseynov and Mammadov because they do not live at the address that was given to the court, according to the Turan Information Agency. The documents have continued to be returned. [testing email to Soup] http://www.thecollegianur.com/2010/01/28/hajizada-still-in-jail-after-appeal-postponed-twice/
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January 27 2010

mediahelpingmedia
12:47

10 tips for spotting a news story

How do journalists spot a good story? What are the tell tale signs that distinguish fact from fiction? How do you know when you are on the right track? Journalist Jaldeep Katwala offers his top ten tips.

Please add your own tips as comments or join the discussion on the Media Helping Media Facebook Group. We will add the best tips to this piece. Let's see if we can reach 50 tips. Also, add your name so we can attribute the comments.

Reposted bySriLankaMediaWatch SriLankaMediaWatch
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