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The Turkish President Erdoğan’s habit of confiscating cigarettes and eliciting a promise from the owners to give up famously involved the Bulgarian Foreign Minister in 2016, and inspired the Cumhuriyet columnist Kadri Gürsel’s 'Erdoğan Wants to Become the New Father to Turks'. Last week, Gürsel was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for his comments that included, ‘Turkey only needs a rebellious child like Muhammad Buazizi, who provided the spark that toppled the Tunisian dictator.’

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-04-30 15:04

US President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey don’t agree on much anymore. One of the more alarming sentiments they did share near the end of Comey’s chaotic tenure last year was an exchange in which Trump suggested that journalists might talk about their sources “if they spent a couple days in jail,” according to a Comey memo released as part of his book tour. Comey said he laughed at the suggestion.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-04-30 13:52

President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey don’t agree on much anymore. One of the more alarming sentiments they did share near the end of Comey’s chaotic tenure last year was an exchange in which Trump suggested that journalists might talk about their sources “if they spent a couple days in jail,” according to a Comey memo released as part of his book tour. Comey said he laughed at the suggestion.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-04-30 13:52

En medio de la creciente amenaza a la seguridad de los periodistas en muchas partes del mundo, un proyecto colaborativo llamado Forbidden Stories está trabajando para combatir esta inquietante tendencia visibilizando las historias de periodistas que se han visto obligados a interrumpir su labor porque han sido amenazados, encarcelados o asesinados.

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Andrea Rodriguez

Date

2018-04-06 23:13

Social media is just that: social, connections, engagement. It has opened up new channels for journalists to connect with their audience, but with mixed results. With the rise of trolling, online harassment and the manipulation of social media, how do journalists and editors see its role today? How are journalists adapting? How can they move forward in these seemingly chaotic times?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-29 10:19

Rolling news formats, comments sections and “like” buttons to click – these features have all become the norm when it comes to digesting the news in the digital age. How is the increasing popularity of social media affecting how we read the news?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-29 10:07

How do you run an independent media organisation in a country where the government imposes censorship rules? How do you support a successful media company without folding to pressure from your funders or your sponsors? The internet has exploded traditional media funding models. And yet, in some parts of the world, legacy media - even print! - remain a strong source of independent information. How are these companies surviving?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-01 10:50

In the first episode of The Backstory, we start with the basics: the threats facing journalists worldwide. Too often, journalists put safety aside to “get” the story; editors don’t anticipate the problems that their reporters or their newsrooms can face. How can journalists be prepared? What should editors think about?

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-03-01 10:39

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