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Free Speech Protection

Free Speech Protection

credit:ghanaweb   I know my rights! That is usually the first phrase that comes from the Journalists in my country gripped by the law even if he or she falls foul. Usually they refer to the 1992 constitution’s provision for freedom and independence of the media:...
Tel Aviv to Lake Wobegon: Insights on ego

Tel Aviv to Lake Wobegon: Insights on ego

Where a Colombian reporter helps me get a picture with one of my favorite artists Downtown Minneapolis (photos: Ami Kaufman) Well, the Twin Cities are turning out to be as charming as a metropolitan slab of concrete can get. The food’s not too bad (let’s face it, it...
The Credibility Quotient: AWOL on a Robust Code of Ethics

The Credibility Quotient: AWOL on a Robust Code of Ethics

Dr Kris Brunton’s presentation today Landscape: The Philosophical and Ethical Context for the Practice of U.S. Journalism rightly flagged the scope of the First Amendment: guarding against government’s infringement of freedom of expression (‘Congress...
multiculturalism)))

multiculturalism)))

I would like to stop for a second and share my new very multicultural experience I got in the first official evening of the program… Half of us unexpectedly were found in Minneapolis downtown and we decided to have a dinner. The choice of place for dinner was a huge...
Tel Aviv to Lake Wobegon: Getting settled in the Twin Cities

Tel Aviv to Lake Wobegon: Getting settled in the Twin Cities

A series of posts where I’ll be updating readers on my trip to the U.S. as 2013 World Press Institute fellow. The mighty Mississippi (photos: Ami Kaufman) I haven’t really won many things in my life, so it was quite the pleasant surprise when I was awarded a...
WPI Fellowship 2012: Love and other stories

WPI Fellowship 2012: Love and other stories

Journalists are certainly not the smartest people I know. Usually they are the most competitive, ambitious, unyielding and obstinate, but definitely not the wisest folks in the room. And this is perfectly fine. Come on, this is not a rocket science! We do not have to...

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A friend (I won’t name him, but he’s a reporter and substitute anchor for bTV Bulgarian Television) wrote once in this blog: “I am convinced that some of the best articles will appear in this blog couple of months after the end of the program”. A friend (I won’t name...