On Wednesday evening, Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the floor as Jacobs tried to ask his view on GOP health care legislation. As Jacobs and a Fox News crew told it, it was a shocking assault on a reporter just one day before a special election to fill the state’s lone House seat. But it was hardly an isolated occurrence. In the past […]
Naming the names
There is a new law coming to force in the Czech Republic that is going to complicate work for the Czech journalists to a considerable degree (which no-one would be too concerned about) and at the same time limit what the public will be allowed to know. It deals with naming the names. The motivation for the law is commendable in as far as it seeks to protect underage victims […]
BBC Gaza Appeal Controversy
The BBC has taken quite an unusual step by its top guy, Director General and Editor-in-Chief Mark Thompson explaining editorial decision not to broadcast the Gaza Appeal by DEC here. It has some strong reasoning from journalistic point of view and is, I think, an interesting addition to debate about journalistic ethics.