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As Oxfam Launches It’s Food Justice Campaign… Two posters next to each other in Kings Cross London Underground Station:







June 3rd, 2011|Research|0 Comments|

Facebook: why shouldn’t you trust them?

If Facebook was a country – so the false analogy goes – it would be the world’s third largest with 500+ million ‘inhabitants’. But what’s it like to live there? I know that Facebook isn’t a country, but I wonder if people who use it are starting to think of it in those terms. Let me explain.


POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World March 23rd #POLIS12

For the latest schedule and ticketing please go here. The last 12 months have seen the role of media in global politics thrust to the top of the agenda. WikiLeaks has taken on the most powerful government on the planet, while a mix of social media and broadcast news has helped fan the flames of revolution across the Middle East.  […]

May 11th, 2011|Research|1 Comment|

Obama: the rhetoric of justice (guest blog)

At approximately 11:35 p.m. on May 1, speaking from the East Room of the White House, President Obama announced “to the American people and the world” that “justice has been done,” that he had personally “authorized an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice.” POLIS Silverstone Scholar Marco Scalvini gives his analysis of Obama’s discourse. Obama used […]

May 10th, 2011|Research|0 Comments|

POLIS in Perugia: three big debates on international journalism

You can now watch the full video of three fascinating debates that I hosted at the International Festival of Journalism at Perugia this Easter.

We talked about the Death of the Foreign Correspondent, in which I argued the Devil’s Advocate position that we DON’T need the classic parachuting foreign correspondent from three minutes in. I was debating with Mimosa Martini (Tg5), […]