How can media inspire accountability and political participation? Findings from massive BBC programme.

March 1, 2017
A recurring pattern: I get invited to join a conversation with a bunch of specialists on a particular issue (eg market systems). Cue panic and some quick skim-reading of background papers, driven by the familiar fear of finally being exposed as a total fraud (some of us spend all our lives waiting for the tap on the shoulder). Then a

Poles Apart: why climate change journalism varies so much between countries

November 22, 2011

On Al Jazeera's sofa with David Frost and Carl Lewis

February 9, 2011

Channel 16: a new crowdsourcing initiative on disasters and conflict

September 1, 2010
This is exciting – a new crowdsourcing initiative on humanitarian emergencies that combines wikipedia, youtube and Ushahidi to dig deeper, be more user-generated and more linked to taking action than standard media coverage. It’s called Channel 16, and here’s the blurb: “Named after the broadcast frequency of an international distress signal, Channel 16 creates a new frontline for responding to

Who do governments listen to? Some intel from the Oxfam GB media team

March 9, 2009
Oxfam GB’s media team is a class act, and has just done some useful research on ‘influencing the influentials’, interviewing senior figures in Whitehall, journalists and other ‘influentials’ (wonder what qualifies them for that?). Here are some of the headlines: