Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations for tougher data protection laws could
have a "chilling effect" on investigative journalism, the Information
Commissioner has warned.
A second home in New York has been targeted by thieves after appearing on the gun map that lists owners' names and addresses. The burglars got away with two handguns.
The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y., on Saturday posted an interactive map with the names and addresses of handgun permit owners in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties. Gun owners — many outside of the paper’s readership — considered the map and accompanying story a provocation and the liberal declaration of war they widely feared. All of which led the conversation to take a markedly nasty turn.
White Plains newspaper The Journal- News, a Gannett publication, has published the full name and address of every licensed pistol permit holder in three New York counties. I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask..
We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize (NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), which are present in food and feed in the world. NK 603 has been modified to be tolerant to the broad spectrum herbicide Roundup and thus contains residues of this formulation. MON 810 and MON 863 are engineered to synthesize two different Bt toxins used as insecticides.
The government has announced £10m in funding for UK academics to publish their research in journals that allow free public access to the material online without a subscription.
The men who own the corporate press are fighting a class war, seeking, even now, to defend the 1% to which they belong against its challengers. But because they control much of the conversation, we seldom see it in these terms. Our press re-frames major issues so effectively, it often recruits its readers to mobilise against their own interests.
Pieces paid for by lobby groups would become apparent if, like me, other writers opened a public registry of their interests.
"We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
Presentation of Photojournalism Behind the Scenes, an auto-critical photo essay showing the paradoxes of conflict-image production and considering the role of the photographer in the events.
For anyone with university, or otherwise, access to online journals.
Is Murdoch now finished in the UK? As the pursuit of Gordon Brown by the Sunday Times and the Sun blows the hacking scandal into new corners of the old man's empire, this story begins to feel like the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. The naked attempt to destroy Brown by any means, including hacking the medical files of his sick baby son, means that there is no obvious limit to the story's ramifications.
"Why is everyone picking on Moammar Gadhafi?
After reading about the country from the U.S. Department of State website, I have to wonder why he is portrayed as such a devil. All you have to do is look at the information given to us from the U.S. State Department. Libya has a lot of things we wish we had: a 95 per cent literacy rate, free health care. The death rate, 3.4 per 1,000 people, is lower than ours, which is 7.74 per 1,000. Life expectancy in Libya is 77 years. This information was found on the United Nations and CIA websites."
Edmonton Journal rules, god bless Canada!
Everyone says stupid and objectionable things in private. I say nothing BUT stupid and objectionable things in private. That's the point of private conversation.
So I did some internet sleuthing, and found out Boxxxy's number. Then I contacted your and got her to make this video. So enjoy. Faggots.
A leading Hungarian newspaper announced the death of the free press on Monday in protest at new media laws which came into force in the country on New Year's Day.
You will be familiar with the Daily Mail’s ongoing project to divide all the inanimate objects in the world into the ones that either cause or prevent cancer. Individual entries are now barely worth documenting, and the phenomenon is best appreciated in bulk through websites such as the Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project and Kill Or Cure, with its alphabetised list: from almonds, apples and artificial light; through horseradish, hotdrinks and housework; to wasabi, water, watercress, and more.
But occasionally one story pops up to illustrate a wider issue...
In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific finding?
In one sense, the Wikileaks revelations shame the dominant section of journalism devoted merely to taking down what cynical and malign power tells it. This is state stenography, not journalism.
Drug abuse is rapidly growing worldwide problem. The problem of drug abuse poses a significant threat to the health, social and economic fabric of families, communities and nations. Almost every country in the world is affected from drug abuse. The problem of drug abuse has now crossed national, ethnic, religious and gender lines also. Today the problems of Global increase of drug abuse reflect and contribute to both the national as well as international tensions. The high level of drug abuse has brought problems such as increase in violence and crime, increase in HIV/AIDS diseases, and collapse in the social structure. The Republic of Mauritius in spite of its size and geographical location has not been spared from the evil consequences of this scourge. Cannabis is the only illicit substance primarily cultivated in the sugar cane fields. Despite of this the maximally abused substance in this country is Heroin. This review article presents the demographical variations of drug abuse, wi
Something I wrote for Shoutwire back when I visited. It never got posted though and I rediscovered it tonight.