After Christchurch: how do we curtail the spread of video from atrocities? Paid Members Public
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.
The Charlie Hebdo Backlash Paid Members Public
A swath of prominent American literary figures are worried by the support for Charlie Hebdo [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/05/america-s-literary-elite-takes-a-bold-stand-against-dead-journalists.html] after the shootings earlier this year. but their arguments don’t always tarry with reality: > Elsewhere, the #JeSuisCharlie brigades were admonished for affiliating with an
Charlie Hebdo: a cartoonist's response Paid Members Public
From my friend and colleague, Matt Buck [http://hackcartoonsdiary.com/blog/]: [https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2015/01/Charlie-Hebdo_07_01_15.jpg]
Satire is a powerful weapon of democracy Paid Members Public
Satire is a wonderful part of our political debate. Satire is an under-appreciated part of journalism. Satirical websites and magazines are a celebration of what it means to be human, and a powerful tool to undermine those who would control us. No wonder people want to destroy it [http://www.
Bloggers, The TSA and Pressure on Sources Paid Members Public
[http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/assets_c/2010/01/19256_239017416075_186636391075_3846705_425986_n-1549.html] Even in my quasi-social media isolation, I became aware that there was some sort of run-in happening between bloggers and the US Transport Security Administration (TSA), based on bloggers republishing a new directive in the
Still Supporting Alan Johnston Paid Members Public
Busy day today but, while rushing from meeting to meeting, I passed the BBC’s Bush House, and saw this poster reminding the world of the plight of Alan Johnston [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/world/2007/alan_johnston/default.stm]. A man who has been
Car Attack on Glasgow Airport Paid Members Public
Looks like yesterday’s failed attack on London wasn’t an isolated incident: there’s been a possible suicide car bomb attack on Glasgow Airport [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6257194.stm]. Too early to make too many assumptions [http://fraserspeirs.livejournal.com/1129636.html] about the