In keeping with improved accountability within the Department of Defence, from...– The Australian Department of Defence initiates a potentially remarkable transparency initiative, releasing “Hot Issue Briefs”, documents providing ”initial and early advice to Ministers and Defence senior leaders on sensitive or complex matters or incidents that may require their...
The haggadahs we used didn’t meet the standards we apply to secular books....– American literary heavyweights produce radical new haggadah | The Jewish Chronicle
The jumpiest police were found this week in Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic...– Doll ‘protesters’ present small problem for Russian police | World news | The Guardian
Paul Mason on “Frost Over The World” on Al Jazeera. About 10 minutes in, for about 7 minutes. Slightly surreal.
This is our job now (via Nieman Storyboard):
germgirl: “…Langewiesche’s unsparing analysis fulfills a requirement set forth by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel in their classic work The Elements of Journalism. ”’ ‘A journalism built merely on accuracy fails to get us far enough,’ they write, citing a group of scholars called the Hutchins Commission, who studied journalism for years and concluded that ‘It is no longer enough to report the...
Despite claims that contemporary societies no longer share values or moral...– Sean Cubitt’s Handbook of Media Ethics (2007)
The need for visual privacy, which is the protection of sensitive data while it...– 3M White Paper outlining the “visual privacy threat” in increasingly digitised healthcare settings, and how it can be mitigated using… 3M products…
Confused? So were we, which is why we put together this Hacks/Hackers Survival...– Glossary » Hacks/Hackers - essential reading for those who, like me, need their hand held a bit through this amazing universe.
However, the greatest potential for light field photography will be realized by...– » What is the Light field camera from Lytro good for ? - from QT Luong’s Blog (via Julian Bleecker)
he Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet finally registered the Church of...– Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism (and their official site…). I wonder whether this will make it into the Vatican’s message on World Communication Day.
Monitory democracy (since World War II): There was, according to Keane, a...– Dr Peter Saul summaries John Keane in his December 2011 article Reinventing democracy (St James Ethics Centre)
Modern man cannot do without information that is full, consistent, accurate and...– And the Vatican again, this time in 1971 in a Pastoral Instruction called Communio Et Progressio.
We strongly support freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas....– 2002 statement by the Vatican on Ethics in Internet
Old media is collapsing, with even major newspapers going bankrupt - and in some...– Avaaz asks its members in a New Year Poll what its priorities should be for 2012 - including setting up a global news service.
The story behind those Russian drone protest... →
dronejournalism: An interview with the founders of AirPano, the group that shot those stunning images of the Russian election protests.
I wonder then, what this new development in photographic technique signals. One...– Hannah Knox of CRESC reflects on the new “light field camera”, the Lytro.
The approach starts from the assumption that research methods tend to look for...– Method, non-coherence and performativity, a research theme at CRESC | Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change