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Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Media, Activists and the violent narrative

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson In recent times the Nigerian news media and social media feeds are bombarded with images of spectacular extremist violence and increasingly aggressive and bellicose rhetoric from politicians and pundits. This coverage warrants a close look, as public discourse sinks to new lows in justifying violence against entire racial […]

No peace for journalists in Iraq

Karim Kadim/AP   By Rafah Al Saad I am calling for the freedom of the Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi.

Observations of an Expat: A Good Year for Me

Negar Mortazavi   By Tom Arms It has been a good year for journalists. I have never known better. There has been an endless march of upsets, twists, turns, worries, cheers, jeers, doom, gloom and unadulterated surprised joy.

Albashir, Nigerian and a Good Man

Seyllou Diallo/AFP   By Prince Charles Dickson

IARJ, Accra Ghana: Reporting the sacred

Ben Curtis/AP   By Prince Charles Dickson I recall International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) Executive Director Endy Bayuni, who by the way couldn’t make it to Accra, Ghana, asking just before the concluded sixth IARJ conference…Just how big is Africa?

Photography, who sees what…cascading short thoughts

Bayo Omoboriowo   By Fatimah Bakare-Dickson   Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything – Aaron Siskind In marking the world photography day, which was marked a few days ago, I decided not […]

Zambia must release detained newspaper owner and staff

AFP photo   By Amnesty International Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the owner of Zambian newspaper The Post, Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta M’membe and the newspaper’s Deputy Managing Editor, Joseph Mwenda, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated.

Sir Mark Tully: Legend of Journalism, Radio and the BBC

  An interview by Ratnesh Dwivedi    This was my first chance to meet Mark Tully in person. I had interviewed him before over the telephone for a community radio station I set up in my previous organization in 2014. A magnificent personality, an excellent welcome and polished Hindi makes Mark Tully what he was in […]

Mass Media’s role in Global Peace and Security

  By Florence Joseph Today, the most pressing need of mankind is peace – a peace that is based on righteousness and truth. Global peace and security cannot however be achieved without concentrated and collective efforts of the global community.

On The Clock: The Future of (Selfie) Journalism

  By Jedi Ramalapa I have been thinking about my chosen profession recently. For the past fourteen years in fact. Each day I have asked myself if this is something I want or wish to do for the rest of my life.

A journey through the film ‘Targeting Journalism’

  By Mohammed Al-beshtawi The story of a documentary begins with the idea, “lying on the side of the road,” he said with wide eyes, but the treatment and corners of communion, the detailed later study and research, development of the main axes and framing of the message, right down to the various stages of […]

Charlie Hebdo and the enemies of free speech

By Val B. Russell Satire defined: The artistic form in which human or individual vices, folly, abuses, or shortcomings are held up to censure by means of ridicule, derision, burlesque, irony, or other methods, sometimes with an intent to bring about improvement. Satire is but one expression of free speech and is particularly powerful when […]

Let us tell South Sudan’s Story through our own eyes

  By Peter Louis Journalist Stella Poni has urged South Sudan photojournalists to gain professional skills that will enable them to tell South Sudan’s Story through their own eyes. Stella is one of the ten female journalists attending the ongoing two week photojournalism training course in Juba.