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Interview with Jillian York

Interview with Jillian York

Jillian York is the director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work is at the intersection of technology and policy, with a focus on the Arab world. She is a frequent public speaker and has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and CNN. At...
'How many more victims are needed to shake your humanity?'

‘How many more victims are needed to shake your humanity?’

A minute of silence was held at the beginning of the panel discussion ‘The human faces of immigration’, in commemoration of the tragic event of April 19. Near the Libyan coasts, more than 800 hundred migrants lost their lives as they tried to flee to Europe. The panel discussion was an opportunity to listen to the extraordinary stories...
Interview with Dan Gillmor

Interview with Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor teaches digital media literacy and entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also writes a weekly column for the Guardian on technology and media. At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Gillmor gave a speech which intended to inspire and encourage journalists to be activists. According to Gillmor, in many countries doing real...
Safety and verification: the crucial elements of conflict reporting

Safety and verification: the crucial elements of conflict reporting

Ukraine, Yemen, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan – these are just some of the ongoing conflicts that are often on the evening news. But what are the real problems journalists face when reporting on these conflicts, and how do they make editorial decisions? These were just some of the topics that were discussed during the panel...
How intelligent journalism can produce impact over time

How intelligent journalism can produce impact over time

Not long ago journalism was self-contained, its success was measured according to the revenues that media outlets received from subscriptions. But nowadays the situation has changed, as the market has shrunk and third party donors have started supporting journalists. Success is now measured by the impact a story has. “The term impact comes from market-based research derived from a military...
Harnessing the power of Twitter: simple steps to achieve success

Harnessing the power of Twitter: simple steps to achieve success

Ten years ago, when the new Pope was elected, very few people were seen photographing the event with their smartphone. But in 2013, when Francis became Pope, the situation was different. Almost everyone had a smartphone in their hands, a powerful tool that was used to record and share that event with the rest of the...