The rule dividing the media business from the trade of journalism was more honour’d in the breach than the observance. How will the donor community respond to the challenge of funding non-profit media? … More Media dances to the tune of an orchestra of paying pipers
The first results from an analysis in-process of the Global Forum for Media Development were released at its recent meeting in Jakarta. They make for interesting reading. … More Understanding the ties that bind global media development
Should the media development sector prioritise journalism’s contribution to ‘good governance’ – ahead of more contentious challenges to unjust power structures that lead to violations of human rights? … More The media: Agenda makers or agenda changers?
The Hindustan Times’ Yusuf Omar talking about ‘selfie journalism’, Snapchat, Facebook and mobile journalism, MoJo itself – new journalism by and for smartphone users. … More Find your MoJo: Smart new media uses for smartphones
Facebook opens up its Instant Articles system to all on April 12, after a year of advance testing. Such ‘platform-driven’ news initiatives give the social media giant even more power – and responsibility. … More The mixed blessings of Facebook’s platform-driven news revolution
Here’s my pitch to a UNESCO International Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Iraq, way back in January 2007. The media’s changed since, of course. … More Media development: One way to fix a broken model
We need to recognise that the media is more than a tool for development, but also that a truly free media isn’t instrumentalised easily or well, for any purpose. … More The media and the responsibility to make the world a better place
A funder can come up with an idea and get two organisations at a table and force a relationship, or strongly encourage a coordination of activities but my hunch is that’s going to be less effective and less fun for all involved than if two people who are doing the work have a cup of … More