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Covid conspiracy theories – what’s a journalist to do?

| April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘It’s easy as journalists to feel a responsibility to people who are genuinely concerned, and seem to have found some “worrying evidence” that they want explored. The problem is that if you enter a discussion with a conviction that there is a smoking gun to be found, then you will find it.’

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Pioneering study compares abuse of women journalists in UK and Pakistan

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

A MASTERS student has produced a groundbreaking piece of research comparing violence and other forms of abuse directed at women journalists in Pakistan and the UK. The study by Iqra Iqbal, a student of mass communication at the University of Faisalabad, contains some shocking and surprising statistics drawn from responses by 50 female journalists from each […]

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Bristol Trades Union Council events needing your support

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photo by Robin Whitlock Bristol Trades Union Council (BTUC) are holding two events which they are encouraging people to support if you can. On Saturday 28th April, International Workers Memorial Day will be observed with a march from the Unite offices at Tony Benn House in Victoria Street to the Memorial Plaque in Castle park […]

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Arab Journalism and Reporting Women

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Iqbal Tamimi Iqbal attended the Reporting Women event with the support of Bristol NUJ I FEEL like I have been hit by a blind lorry of ink and my soul is hovering few inches above the ground. This is not a description of a bad accident or an after death experience, rather my way […]

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Huge opportunities revealed at community journalism conference

| January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

By Paul Breeden Tuesday, January 16, 2013 I’VE SEEN the future – and it’s hyperlocal. An exaggeration perhaps. But you’d understand my enthusiasm if you’d been at today’s conference on community journalism at Cardiff University, which filled me with optimism about journalists taking control of at least part of our depleted profession. Almost 150 participants […]

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