Category Archives: International

Mar 20 2014

The award-winning story of how Rio’s poor were robbed by the people who were supposed to run their hospitals (guest blog)

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One of my students here at the LSE is a Brazilian journalist who has just won the Tim Lopes Journalistic Prize for Investigative Reporting. Julio Lubianco was recognised for his radio investigation into corruption in the health services provided for the poor of … Continue reading

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Mar 20 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Fatima El Issawi

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Polis research fellow Fatima El Issawi speaks about her new report on post-uprising Egyptian Media: “Egyptian Media Under Transition: In the name of the regime… In the name of the people?” The report will be launched on Friday March 28th … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2014

Latest dispatch from the international propaganda war in Ukraine

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Ukrainian LSE student Elena Serdyuk gives a personal view of the media battle in the crisis with Russia and the Crimea. You can read her previous article on the crisis here During a debate “Russia, Ukraine and Us,” organized by the … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2014

Malaysian Airlines MH370: what we don’t know can make compelling journalism

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In the absence of facts we get clichés. We (currently) have no accurate idea where the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is, so journalists resort to phrases such as ‘mystery surrounds the fate’ or ‘confusion reigns’. More journalism is like this … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Alice Ross

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Ahead of the Polis Annual Journalism Conference on Friday March 28th, we are interviewing some of our speakers.  Alice Ross leads The Bureau for Investigative Journalism’s work on drones. The Covert Drone War project is based on a database of … Continue reading

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Mar 10 2014

“It was occurring in my nation and I was the spectator”: reflections three years on about the Japan earthquake and tsunami

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This article Polis intern Asuka Kageura Last Sunday at a small church in London a service was held to commemorate “3/11″,  the Great East Japan earthquake. The spring sun was shining above the attendants who were remembering the scenes of that … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2014

A Ukrainian take on Russia’s ‘propaganda’ campaign (guest blog)

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This article is by LSE Student Elena Serdyuk. It’s a personal account from someone who feels involved in the fate of her nation, but it also highlights how the media campaign is mobilised alongside the military manoeuvres at this stage. Never in … Continue reading

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Feb 20 2014

‘Maidan’ and new media: the Kyiv Revolt seen from Ukraine and London (guest blog)

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This article by LSE student and Silverstone Scholar Elena Serdyuk. At the beginning of December 2013, while I was physically in London, my heart and mind were in the centre of Kyiv with my family, friends and thousands of Ukrainians … Continue reading

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Dec 5 2013

Pictures of suffering – do we have to choose between impact and dignity?

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Is showing a tragic portrait of people in the developing world the only effective strategy to call for action and  funding from people in donor countries?  Can’t we change the perspective toward victims in crisis? Polis reporter Asuka Kageura gives … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2013

Alec J Ross – My Media World Today And What I Would Like To Change About It

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Alec J Ross was Hillary Clinton’s digital advisor when she was US Secretary of State. He advised on the 21st Century Statecraft programme that saw the US diplomatic service take to social media and millions of dollars go to media … Continue reading

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