August 5th, 2015 | by EJC
Jordan requires news websites to register with the government and be headed by an editor who is a member of the journalists' syndicate. Depending on which side of this controversial measure you stand on, the provision of the Press and Publications law is either a bold move to improve professionalism in the burgeoning online media, or a not-so-subtle effort to strengthen political control over what is reported - and by whom
April 29th, 2015 | by EJC
What does the German press make us think about Africa? Conflicts, diseases and famines - the picture of Africa in German mass media is over-simplified, says Prof. Dr. Lars Harden
June 10th, 2014 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Dataminr
January 28th, 2014 | by EJC
Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition
November 26th, 2013 | by EJC
While researching institutions for disabled children, Jordanian journalist Hanan Khandagji found harrowing cases of child abuse. Her efforts were recently recognized by the German Development Media Award.
November 21st, 2013 | by EJC
In crisis situations, social networks are overloaded with information and situational updates. Patrick Meier looks at an automated way to identify eyewitness tweets and facilitate appropriate responses
October 7th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.
August 12th, 2013 | by EJC
June 30th: the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi since he was voted the first president after the January 25 revolution. Egyptians flooded to the street, calling for Morsi to step down after Egyptians claimed he was incompetent and had not fulfilled any of