Sat in a hotel in Turin. Tomorrow I’ve a short walk to the UNICRI HQ where I’ll be leading a workshop for journalists and reporters. Preparing them for the various cyber threats they are now facing. Be those threats from governments or individuals. My workshop covers a lot of ground over the two days, including some serious, intimidating questions, ones that are not always easy to find good … [Read more...] about Journalism and the Discipline of Verification
I’m a different person because of the internet. And as the internet as a medium changes, so do I. When at first new platforms took me into conversations and minds around the world, it felt like liberation. Unfettered creativity. Freedom of information. New tools taught me new ways to learn, communicate and share. The web was a most welcome bolt on for my mind. I still find it hard to grasp … [Read more...] about We created something wondrous. Now let us learn how to use it.
On June the 25th 2014, it will be the seventh continual year there has been a symposium (picnic) at George Orwell’s grave. It's also of course his birthday. Back in 2007 we sat on the grass sharing food and drink, experiences and stories. As we have done every year since. Asking questions, discussing threatened freedoms and eroded civil liberties... all things Orwellian. We once used the … [Read more...] about The Picnic is a Political Act
I just got sent a news link from @Loudmouthman I think he knew it would get my back up. It appears that to ensure the London Olympics recoups some of it's massive costs, the corporate sponsors will be adjusting the laws and using the police to enter private homes if they suspect non official merchandise to be present. They will also be implimenting new stop and search powers in the … [Read more...] about At What Price Comes Value For Money?
After the UK Home Secretary's recent statement green-lighting the harassment of photographers in public places, could it already be too late for us to reverse the attitudes of certain members of the law enforcement agencies and the general public? At the bottom of this post are a few links to tales of photographic woe and more cases of people's civil liberties being ignored as more often we are … [Read more...] about Protect Your Content – Stream It Live!