Daphna Baram

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Name: Daphna Baram
Date registered: December 20, 2011

Latest posts

  1. The Rise of the Journalist as a Door to Door Salesman? — March 4, 2013
  2. Are you on the Map? — February 15, 2013
  3. How Can We Help You? GRNlive’s New Partnerships — December 13, 2012
  4. Reporting Gaza from Tel Aviv — November 19, 2012
  5. Friends with Benefits — October 17, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Are Local Newspapers Facing a Renaissance? — 4 comments
  2. Where does the Journalist End and the Blogger Begin? — 4 comments
  3. Silver Screen Inspirations – What is Your Favourite Journo Film — 4 comments
  4. BBC News for Sale? — 3 comments
  5. Where are we all going? — 3 comments

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Aug 06 2012

Turning Police Cars Over As a Favourite Sport: Celebrating AiWeiWei

Alison Klaiman was GRNlive’s correspondent in Beijing, and she is now based in New York. This week I had the opportunity to sneak a peek at her documentary Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry, about Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei.  Ai WeiWei has a rock star-like image in china and outside of it. He exhibits all over …

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Jul 31 2012

Meet Bartholomew Rudd

Exciting days at GRNlive’s offices in late July: London enjoyed whole three days of sunshine after weeks of gloomy rain; the Olympic opening ceremony went down a treat and we were all watching it excitedly on the television and trying to spot our very own Matt Cooksey. Today we spent at least an hour glued …

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Jul 27 2012

Booked! The Hacks’ List of Inspiring Novels Starts Here

In the beginning of the very hot summer of 2003, I was on my way back from Jerusalem to Oxford. After 6 months of a fellowship with the Reuters Foundation Programme, I was to be affiliated to St Antony’s College, aka Oxford’s “spies college” because of its dedication to international relations, as a Senior Associate …

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Jul 19 2012

That Story that Made a Journalist Out of You

Every journalist has a moment when he or she know they can call themselves a journalist. This moment could be elusive, but it often has to do with covering a big story. Whether it is when you wear a headscarf while crossing a checkpoint, pretending to not really be paying attention while eavesdropping on a …

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Jul 13 2012

Silver Screen Inspirations – What is Your Favourite Journo Film

I had fun times this week writing our GRNLive blog, mainly because I didn’t quite write it; the London summer was dazzling my senses, and not in a good way (it hasn’t stopped raining for two weeks) and I realised I might have made a mistake. After all, most journalists leaving their own countries do …

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Jul 03 2012

Breathless: Why did Anthony Shadid Die?

A death of a journalist always hits our large community of correspondents hard and the death of a celebrated war reporter like Anthony Shadid, hits even harder. Shadid, 43, was a brave and unique journalist and winner of two Pulitzer prizes for his war reporting from Iraq. He was injured a number of times in …

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Jun 25 2012

BBC News for Sale?

The Independent reports today that BBC news reporters have been given a new task: making money. According to the Independent, Peter Horrocks, the Director of BBC Global News, has written to journalists saying:  “I would like each of you to contribute to the delivery of these objectives, with the income objective, let us know if …

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Jun 21 2012

Are Local Newspapers Facing a Renaissance?

The mystery that is the future of newspapers keeps boggling the minds of many in the industry. The demise of the physical “paper” element seems inevitable. It is always a wonder that the paper versions of the “news” are still to be found. The answer to “what will people read on the train” has been …

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Jun 11 2012

Muckraking is Dead, Long Live Muckraking

A fascinating article by Mark Feldstein in the last issue of the American Journalism Review offers a timely reminder: the rumours regarding the death of investigative journalism have been premature. It might be long dead in the USA, it clearly has not been doing too well in Western Europe of late, but the gospel may …

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Jun 08 2012

When a Journalist Becomes a Pain in the System’s Backside

The International Press Institute (IPI) reiterated its support this week for Israeli journalist Uri Blau of Ha’aretz, after Israel’s attorney general Yehuda Weinstein declared Blau was to be indicted on charges of possessing classified military documents. IPI’s Acting Deputy Director Anthony Mills said: “The planned indictment of Uri Blau would set a highly unfortunate precedent …

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