Not the Whole Truth

Two versions of Obama’s Iftar Party, one by the White House?one by Press TV One would not imagine it was the same event. Please scroll down and read both versions before making your mind up. An account by an attendee

President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House

President Obama hosts 2014 Iftar dinner

President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Some Deaths Really Matter?

The Disproportionate Coverage of Israeli And Palestinian Killings
By Media Lens
July 03, 2014 “ICH” – “Media Lens” -?Israeli deaths matter much more than Palestinian deaths. This has long been?a distinguishing feature?of Western news media reporting on the Middle East. The recent blanket coverage afforded to the brutal killing of three Israeli teenagers highlights this immutable fact.
Channel 4’s Alex Thomson?offered?a rare glimmer of dissent:
‘Curious to watch UK media living down to the Palestinian claim that 1 Israeli life is worth 1000 Palestinian lives.’
Major broadcasters, such as BBC News, devoted headlines and extended reports to the deaths, and included heart-rending interviews with grieving relatives in Israel. The Guardian ran?live coverageof the funerals for more than nine hours. But when has this ever happened for Palestinian victims of Israeli terror? Continue reading “Some Deaths Really Matter?”

Photojournalism Resources

As is often the case, a very North American/European bias. But still a useful list

Photojournalism Resources

A.M Qattan Foundation: Founded in 1994, the A.M. QATTAN FOUNDATION is a UK-registered charity focusing on two principal areas, culture and education.
American Press Institute: Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, the American Press Institute is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators.
Arab Image Foundation: The Arab Image Foundation aims to promote photography in the Middle East and North Africa by locating, collecting, and preserving the region’s photographic heritage. Continue reading “Photojournalism Resources”

Who needs facts? We appear to be in the Post-Information Age now

Evidence? Ha. That’s for humanists, scientists and who knows what other dangerous?ists. It’s all about how we feel now

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S consulate compound in Benghazi attacked

A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi. Photograph: Str/AFP/Getty Images
Remember the Information Age? That was such an interesting period, when digital technology and the thirst for understanding converged to give the human race unprecedented access to heaps of revealing data, contemporaneous and historical. All you had to do was analyze the information without prejudice and the secrets of the world unfolded before you ? from the human genome to weekend crime in your town, from the value of the two-out stolen base to the origin of the universe. Continue reading “Who needs facts? We appear to be in the Post-Information Age now”

The Trial of Tony Blair

Channel 4. 2007

A very well made film. Fiction, but too close to the truth to be comfortable. I can’t believe this film hasn’t gone viral. Are people even scared of watching a spoof? C’mon folks. Share this widely.?

DrikNews RVJN wins World Summit Award

The Rural Visual Journalism Network (RVJN) is an innovative initiative where trained district correspondents use Apple i-Pod Touch technology to produce multimedia stories from rural Bangladesh. The correspondents? multimedia stories focus on addressing specific issues faced by media and by rural citizens of Bangladesh. Continue reading “DrikNews RVJN wins World Summit Award”

Why Miley Cyrus is news

Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus? VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning

Over the years, CNN.com has become a news website that many people turn to for top-notch reporting. Every day it is visited by millions of people, all of whom rely on ?The Worldwide Leader in News??that?s our slogan?for the most crucial, up-to-date information on current events. So, you may ask, why was this morning?s top story, a spot usually given to the most important foreign or domestic news of the day, headlined ?Miley Cyrus Did What???? and accompanied by the subhead ?Twerks, stuns at VMAs?? Continue reading “Why Miley Cyrus is news”

Pathshala Admission: POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE COURSE BROADCAST and CROSS-MEDIA JOURNALISM

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We would like to announce that BRAC University and Pathshala Broadcast and Multimedia Department in collaboration with ERASMUS University in Rotterdam is offering the 2nd batch Postgraduate Certificate Course on Broadcast and Cross-Media Journalism starting on May 19th 2013.This course is designed to impart theoretical critical understanding of broadcast and new media trends, as well as to provide practical training. Continue reading “Pathshala Admission: POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE COURSE BROADCAST and CROSS-MEDIA JOURNALISM”

German Development Media Awards

The German Development Media Awards recognize excellence in human rights and development journalism. The awards champion independent media across the world and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.
These awards are a new initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. Continue reading “German Development Media Awards”

Fellowship in Burma

From Gary Knight

If you are a writer, photographer, videographer or radio journalist from the USA or Burma with 3 years experience and in your 20’s or 30’s and are interested in a paid media Fellowship in Burma for 3 weeks learning with the great Denis Gray – AP Bureau Chief in Thailand for 30 years, founder of Noor photo agency Philip Blenkinsop<https://www.facebook.com/philipsablenkinsop?group_id=0>, Asia Works TV founder Marc Laban, Global Post founder Charles Sennott, former NPR Bureau Chief Michael Sullivan, new media and Global Post editor Kevin Grant<https://www.facebook.com/kevindgrant?group_id=0>, AP Burma Bureau Chief Aye Aye Win, former AP bureau Chief Robin Hammond, VII Photo Agency founder Gary Knight<https://www.facebook.com/garymichaelknight?group_id=0>, and attend lectures by Bertil Lintner and Thant Myint U and leaders of Burmese civil society, meet Aung San Suu Kyi for dinner and have the experience of a lifetime then apply for this Fellowship ……..
Burma Reporting Fellowship for US and Burmese Journalists.
Open Hands Initiative and The GroundTruth Project are pleased to announce a reporting fellowship in Burma for 20 top, young correspondents?10 from America and 10 from Burma. The all-expense-paid journalism fellowship, entitled “Burma Telling Its Own Story,” will take place in Burma June 10-June 30. The fellowship will emphasize writing and radio broadcasting, as well as hands-on training in photography and videography by leading journalists from around the world with the participation of leading figures from civil society in Burma.
APPLY NOW
Please send a CV, at least three examples of your work and a letter explaining why you feel uniquely qualified to take part in this fellowship and what you hope to accomplish if your application is successful. Please address the letters to GlobalPost co-founder and Executive Editor Charles M. Sennott.
Deadline for applications is April 7th and the list of fellows will be notified on April 15.
Please send applications to?[email protected]
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Gary Knight
Founder & Director
The Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice.
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