Journalist ethics

Secrecy is the problem, not leakers: Wikileaks on the global stage

Wikileaks is now at the centre of a global battle between media and those in power but what’s the value of what Julian Assange is doing? This article was written for the United Nation’s Global Expert Finder website, part of the UN’s Alliance of Civilisations.  It sets out how Wikileaks is much more than just another journalistic scandal, it is […]

January 3rd, 2011|Journalism, Politics|2 Comments|

What's New About Wikileaks?

This is a slide show for a talk I am giving on Wikileaks. It is a simple attempt to start exploring what is new about Wikileaks in terms of politics and journalism.

You can access it by clicking on the image or here


Surreal Media Is The Real Media: From C**t to Wikileaks

Is it me or is news getting more surreal? Today we have fake Lib Dem MPs resigning on live radio, BBC presenters mangling ministers names into obscenities, and the US government telling its workers not to read Wikileaks because the information is still confidential. Suddenly, the French philosopher who argued that the Gulf War never happened seems to be on […]

December 6th, 2010|Journalism|3 Comments|

How even the best papers still misreport HIV & AIDS (guest-blog)

This article is by the new POLIS Silverstone Scholar Marco Scalvini. The media play the important role of informing the public about what it means to live with HIV today. But journalists need to report about HIV with a more accurate language. For example, despite the fact that AIDS and HIV are two of the world’s most recognized acronyms, journalists […]

December 2nd, 2010|Journalism|2 Comments|

Wikileaks: now that's what I call an informed society…

The timing could not have been better. I am in Dubai to lead a global council discussion on Informed Societies with some top people from journalism, public relations, social media and universities. The Wikileaks revelations of how international diplomacy really works are a live experiment in how to inform the world through networked journalism, the combination of new media technologies […]