Reporting Syria and future emergencies

Jess Hill has an interesting post over at The Global Mail, discussing how opposition activists in Syria are distorting the information fed to journalists… But it’s not the information — it’s someinformation. Syrian activists are not journalists — they’re activists. They’re risking their lives to get their story out, and many pursue a specific agenda: to convince the international community … More Reporting Syria and future emergencies

Distinguished feature

My life is full of tentative greetings in coffeeshops and lobbies. A nervous “I don’t suppose you’re such and such?” Or “are you the chap from the such and such.” Often baffled strangers smile nervously and shoo me away. Sometimes I’ll mistake the assistant or secretary for the boss. Or worse, I’ll make the mistake … More Distinguished feature