Category - journalism

  • 16 Jan 2015

    A criminal investigation has been launched against one of Turkey’s largest daily newspapers for “insulting religious values” in relation to Charlie Hebdo reporting.

  • 9 Jan 2015

    On 8 January 2015, the people of Sri Lanka elected a new president. The date also marked the sixth anniversary of the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, a critic of the regime which has now been replaced.

  • 7 Jan 2015

    The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) joined in international condemnation of the killings of media staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

  • 2 Jan 2015

    An Egyptian court’s call for a retrial of three jailed Al Jazeera journalists leaves them still unjustly incarcerated, Amnesty says.

  • 17 Nov 2014

    There are now just under two weeks to go for entrants for the first Jan Fairley Award, sponsored by the the National Union of Journalists and supported by The Scotsman newspaper. The deadline is midnight on Sunday 30th November 2014.

  • 15 Mar 2014

    'The Scottish Media, the Referendum and Beyond' is the title of an important meeting to be held at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace EH1 2JL, at 7.30pm on Monday 17 March.

  • 18 Feb 2014

    An award for newer arts journalists with an Edinburgh connection and an international outlook has been established in memory of a writer who was a passionate campaigner for human rights, a lifelong promoter of world music, and had strong connections with Latin America.

  • 4 Feb 2014

    Disabled and sick people's experience, views and expertise is frequently filtered out of skewed debates and discussions about welfare and benefits. Here researcher, blogger and campaigner Sue Marsh explains what it's like to negotiate the media circus as a person living with a deeply debilitating condition, how the mainstream media fails those most impacted by government-driven cuts and stigma, and why "we must make our own media".

  • 13 Jan 2014

    A new book from Christian Fuchs, 'Social Media: A Critical Introduction', discusses the relationship between social media and power structures in contemporary society. Simon Barrow examines the issues.

  • 1 Jan 2014

    After a thoroughly enjoyable New Year's Eve in Edinburgh (a ceilidh at St James' Leith, and then a view of the city's fine fireworks celebrations), connecting with the broadcast, digital and print media this morning was a thoroughly depressing experience.