Thursday, 21 May, 2009

I am moved and touched personally by the drama and the trauma of my American friends, in New York, Boston, Washington, all over the country and wherever they are in the world. I spent five years of my life in this great country, five of my best years. I have so many close friends there. I love America so much. How could I not feel the deepest sympathy? But there is more. President Kennedy once said: “I am a Berliner!” Today every peace-loving citizen of the world should say: “I am an American!”

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009

How to regain the public’s trust in the media, at a time when only 15 per cent of the public say they trust journalists, was a theme that emerged during the 25th International Communications Forum, held in Denver, Colorado, 17-19 May 2001.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A world congress of journalists, organized by the International Communications Forum in cooperation with the Independent Union of Professional Journalists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, facilitated a four-day meeting from 28 September to 2 October. The theme ‘The Media – A Decisive Force in Building a Free and Just Society’ focussed on case studies from conflict areas, journalism education and training, discussions on media standards, and media lessons from the Balkans.

Thursday, 21 May, 2009

The English-speaking Commonwealth Caribbean has one of the freest presses in the world.

Thursday, 21 May, 2009

Nineteen-year-old Ellen Doherty from Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland was never going to choose a safe career path. Not for her was the security of a nine-to-five lifestyle. Rather, she has chosen the adrenalin rush of journalism.

Thursday, 21 May, 2009

Press ownership was one of several issues dissected at a recent "Media and Public Confidence" conference, hosted by the Financial Times in London. The event was an unprecedented gathering of senior British newspaper editors and assorted journalists from around the world and from across the political spectrum.

Thursday, 21 May, 2009

Pope John Paul II has spoken out strongly about the special responsibility of the media.

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