New Events Coming Up

More outstanding photo journalism, birthdays and a day for intercultural dialogue are on the menu for today’s update on the event section.

Right now in Perpignan, France (not far from Barcelona) the Visa pour L’image festival is taking part. It is an international festival for Photojournalism. Besides exhibitions Continue reading

The Most Stunning Photos of the Year

I was told I should absolutely include this exhibition into the event section. It is a collection of the most impressive, shocking and breathtaking press photos of the last year.

The World Press Photo award has contestants from 125 countries. “We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism.”, says the Foundation about its goals. The pictures talk about the struggles of our time. Continue reading

All Quiet On The World Front

There must be less and less important things happening in the world. Or is it that we are less interested, maybe?

Watch the following TED talk about international news coverage in the US.

The number of foreign correspondents has not only been reduced in the US. Similar cuts have been made in Great Britain.

The European Journalism Observatory goes even as far as to cover the question if foreign correspondents are becoming redundant? Continue reading

What about the Whistleblowers?

The German newspaper TAZ writes on how Italian journalism “is only there to fill the gaps between advertisements“. How bad is the situation of journalism nowadays?

The fact that nowadays journalists cannot survive on their wages – a problem present not only in Italy – is not the only issue newspapers encounter.

Freedom of press is a given fact in the western world, one may think. Reality looks a bit different. Continue reading