Tag: united nations

by Meg Dalton

How can established media and tech companies foster innovation from within large organizations? That was the focus of our second annual Collab/Space New York workshop this past Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The workshop was sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by the Ford Foundation. Below is a quick Storify recap of […] more »

by Kimberly Selden

Once again, MediaShift is producing a Collab/Space innovation workshop in New York at the Ford Foundation focused on “intrapreneurial” projects at media and tech companies. Not only will it be sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, but the projects might get Missouri students to do capstone projects focused […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Last Wednesday, Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye presented his report on international legal protection for encryption and anonymity to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report is an important contribution to the security conversation at a time when some Western leaders are calling for ill-informed and impossible loopholes in […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please use contact us at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  MAY 2015 DEADLINES 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest Journalists in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan […] more »

by Henk van Ess

Online research is often a challenge. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete, or all of the above. Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground with unbiased people or completely honest authorities. In the end, it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not. Here are some strategic tips and […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please use contact us at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  MAY 2015 DEADLINES 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest Journalists in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan […] more »

by Javier Garza

The delegates, journalists and observers gathered at the recent meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council were focused on a noble purpose: promoting freedom of the press and the security of journalists worldwide. But at the same time they were at a loss to answer one basic question: Why is violence against the press […] more »

by Jillian C. York

Eskinder Nega is an Ethiopian journalist and blogger who, in July 2012, was convicted under the country’s broad anti-terrorism law and sentenced to 18 years in prison for exercising his right to free expression.  Nega’s conviction has been roundly condemned: by the United Nations, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and numerous […] more »

by Anne Nelson

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Although Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to have been authorized to register domain names in Arabic, it is still one of the most repressive countries when it comes to the Internet. For example, since 2009 Internet cafes in the country have been required to install hidden cameras, supply a list of customers […] more »