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Scaling down blogging activity for now

I am reducing my blogging activity over the coming months so that I can concentrate on a few new projects which will involve a great deal of research and writing.

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Burundi journalists in exile need support

A group of 20 young Burundian journalists living in exile are seeking international support in order to develop their Radio Television Peace FM Burundi project.

VJTC certificate of appointment

Certificate for sharing resources, ideas and experiences

What an honour, after many years visiting and working in Vietnam, I’ve now been appointed as an international media strategy advisor to the Vietnamese Journalists Association (VJA)

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Vietnamese newspaper bosses want to visit UK newsrooms

UK newspaper editors – could you spare two hours to show a group of 15 Vietnamese newspaper managers and editors around your newsroom?

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Newsroom evolution from digital denial to digital first

Fear, a lack of vision, laziness and a failure to recognise and keep up with changing audience behaviour are the most common reasons for media organisations becoming irrelevant and struggling.

training journalism students in the Philippines

The power of virtual mentoring and lecturing

A few days ago, between breakfast and lunch, I visited two countries in SE Asia and one in sub-saharan Africa, delivering lectures and offering media strategy support.

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Free legal guide for user-generated content

The team at n0tice.com has published guidelines designed to help publishers and broadcasters stay safe when managing content submitted by users.

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Journalism that informs, engages and empowers

Over the last few years I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful journalists at various regional TV and radio stations in Vietnam. As this phase of the project draws to a close, it’s time to reflect.

Shantiram Acharya picture courtesy of the Bhutan News Service

Bhutan journalist released after seven years

Reporter Shanti Ram Acharya has walked free after seven years in a Bhutanese prison vowing to continue his work as a journalist.

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Ethical dilemma scenarios for journalists

Is there an ethical dilemma that you have faced in your journalism career which you could write about for Media Helping Media in order to help others?