Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 27 2012

Mending the Holes in Your Safety Net

The terrible deaths of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik have drawn journalists’s attention again to questions of safety. What kind of risks should journalists take in order to cover a story and what responsibility do media vessels who use the services of freelancers hold towards their safety? Syria’s uprising is one of the most fascinating …

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Feb 20 2012

Independent News – Not Journalism for Free

On the morning of the 29th April 2011, the day of the media extravaganza that was the royal wedding of William and Kate I had a bit of a rude awakening. A cheerful producer from Israeli Army Radio called at 5am to inform me the morning news program would like me to speak to their …

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Feb 13 2012

World Journalism from a Sofa in Hammersmith, London

Today we’ve filmed the second GRN Chat. After January’s talk with Portia Walker, about her coverage of the Arab Spring and her experience of journalism as a woman and as a young person, this time we hosted at GRN’s headquarters in Hammersmith one of our veteran correspondents, Charles Aniagolu. Charles was born in Scotland to …

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Feb 06 2012

How to go LIVE

One of the major breakthroughs in the way GRN has been operating over the last two years has been the introduction of ‘online invisions’, namely, correspondents performing live on-camera broadcasts on webcam via Skype, Google Chat or other live-chat programmes. The financial advantage to our clients was evident immediately: it enables them to have a …

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Feb 02 2012

Portia Walker on The Arab Spring, Current Journalism and Women – GRN Chat

Our series of GRN chats was launched this week, when we had an enjoyable and interesting conversation with Portia Walker at GRN headquarters in Hammersmith. Portia covered Yemen and Libya during the Arab Spring. On reflection she talks about the Middle East, journalism and women in war zones.We intend to try and have one monthly …

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