terrorism

Mar
19
After Christchurch: how do we curtail the spread of video from atrocities?

After Christchurch: how do we curtail the spread of video from atrocities?

The Christchurch attack was a terrorist event for the social media age. We need to address this situation on multiple levels to minimise the harm done.
5 min read
Nov
24
ISIS: waging war on social media

ISIS: waging war on social media

Inside the Islamic State propaganda machine: Senior media operatives are treated as “emirs” of equal rank to their military counterparts.
1 min read
May
05
The Charlie Hebdo Backlash

The Charlie Hebdo Backlash

A swath of prominent American literary figures are worried by the support for Charlie Hebdo after the shootings earlier this
1 min read
Jan
07

Charlie Hebdo: a cartoonist's response

From my friend and colleague, Matt Buck:
Jan
07

Satire is a powerful weapon of democracy

Satire is a wonderful part of our political debate. Satire is an under-appreciated part of journalism. Satirical websites and magazines
Jan
04

Bloggers, The TSA and Pressure on Sources

Even in my quasi-social media isolation, I became aware that there was some sort of run-in happening between bloggers and
1 min read
Jul
02
Still Supporting Alan Johnston

Still Supporting Alan Johnston

Busy day today but, while rushing from meeting to meeting, I passed the BBC’s Bush House, and saw this
2 min read
Jun
30

Car Attack on Glasgow Airport

Looks like yesterday’s failed attack on London wasn’t an isolated incident: there’s been a possible suicide car
Jun
29

Bomb Found in London's Picadilly Circus Area

It’s not much fun waking up to news of a bomb being found in your city. But it sure
Aug
13

Travel Sickness

I should be in France right now. I really should. I should have taken off from London Stanstead yesterday afternoon
1 min read