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  • annak 11:18 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Via EJC – US: Pooling resources, two newsrooms merge 

    Media News – Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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    US: Pooling resources, two newsrooms merge

    The nonprofit investigative journalism world continues to expand with the announcement on Tuesday that the Center for Public Integrity will absorb the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism arm of The Huffington Post. The move would bring the total headcount at the center to more than 50 employees, making it one of the largest nonprofit investigative newsrooms in the US. As part of the deal, The Huffington Post will transfer USD 2m in grants and financing from the investigative fund to support the new venture. The Huffington Post has also agreed to post three articles a day and a handful of headlines on its Web site in a new section dedicated to promoting investigative journalism. The investigative fund brand will be discontinued. (New York Times)

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  • annak 11:48 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Watch live technology being demystified from Frontline Georgia 

    http://cdn.livestream.com/grid/LSPlayer.swf?channel=frontlinegeorgia&autoPlay=false<div style=”font-size: 11px;padding-top:10px;text-align:center;width:560px”>Watch live streaming video from frontlinegeorgia at livestream.com</div>

     
  • annak 9:45 pm on October 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    WEF 2010 – Hamburg 

    The tablet year:
    Why mobile distribution will change The news Business

    Off to Hamburg tonight, for one of the most interesting among this year’s media events – World Editors’ Forum, starting on Wednesday morning. Check out the website for the full program and check back for updates.

     
  • annak 6:57 pm on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , elections, local elections, online activism, social media,   

    Elections and social media 

    Although all my updates recently lead to my blog-posts on Global Voices, still better than nothing, right?

    So here comes another one, about how social media actually did amazing job covering local elections day on May 30.  Here’s the link http://bit.ly/dgBaS8

     
  • annak 4:15 am on March 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arveladze, , Code of Conduct for Broadcasters, , human rights, Imedi,   

    Imedi’s Requiem of Georgian Dream 

    Debates continue about what Imedi TV did on March 13th, and the Director of the channel doesn’t intend to resign or punish anyone as yet. We’ll still need to investigate who needed this experiment and what was the purpose. One is clear, the most trusted TV Channel logically arrived to the end of what it’s been doing for many months – but made it big this time.

    Thank you bloggers, who really care for media’s integrity and the public, you helped me write a post for Global Voices about Imedi’s violation of not only the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters, or professional ethics, but most importantly – violation of its people’s human rights.

     
    • ZAREMA 11:45 am on March 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks the author for article. The main thing do not forget about users, and continue in the same spirit.

    • Terrell Starr 10:37 am on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Indeed, journalism integrity is essential to the world. Without it, the world will be nothing more than the wild, wild west.

  • annak 11:08 pm on February 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Chatroulette, fun, Rocko   

    Rocko’s experiment with Chatroulette 

    Chatroulette experiment by RockoI didn’t  dare, but Rocko did – experimented with Chatroulette and wrote a hilarious blog-post, giving statistics of one-hour experiment, where out of his 200 chat-partners 100 were looking for tits, 50 were masturbating, 48 were hi and swearing and 2 were expressing condolences “for that Olympics guy”.

    Here’s just one screen-shot, if you read Georgian, the blogpost is worth reading, if you don’t read Georgian, you definitely want to scroll down to find “Update” and check out more screenshots.

    And if you have no idea what Chatroulette is, read about it’s founder, 17-year-old Russian high-school student in NYT story.

     
  • annak 9:52 pm on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Tag it   

    Without internet connection for a week a… 

    Without internet connection for a week and with post-holiday and pre-plans for the next year workload, the last post on this blog dates back to January 17th. Apologies. But at least I wrote for Global Voices about tragic death of Nodar Kumaritashvili right before the opening of 2010 Winter Olympics and you can read this post here

     
  • annak 6:25 pm on January 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blogs, entertainment, Giorgi Chilaia, Onavari Taro, Otara, Penisman, Superhero, Tenacious D, The Sxvites, TV   

    Penisman – Georgian Superhero 

    Penisman – a new superhero, who lives in Tbilisi and doesn’t give a crap. Two young Georgians who admired superheroes as kids and created parody of superhero as they entered teenage years, talk about it in today’s guest-post.

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      • hihl 4:28 am on January 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think they are on to something, but I’m not sure what. It’s clear that they don’t know either and that they DGAC.

  • annak 1:13 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fair trade, Kazuri, , , , , women   

    Kazuri – small and beautiful 

    Just because I have some nice photos and because this is a place, where over 400 single Kenyan women create small and beautiful ceramic jewelry, I decided to share it. Well, at least next time you see somewhere in the US or UK or else small store called Kazuri, which in Swahili means “small and beautiful,” you will know who makes these colorful beads.

    Kazuri produces over 5 million beads a year and exports them to over 30 countries worldwide and can be ordered online, just search for them.

    While visiting this place, guides take you on tour showing the whole process from very beginning to the end product – beads in the store. Get a short tour with the photos…

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    • Leah Kohlenberg 8:45 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ana, thank you for the beautiful photos and the window into this small and beautiful world! Kazuri, I will remember that!

    • globalfayre 8:26 am on January 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the info!
      Global Fayre is also a member of the Fair Trade Federation, but we hadn’t come across this group before – we’ll be in touch with them!

    • paulette walther 4:20 am on March 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much for your support of the Kazuri women. Beautiful photos and great stories. I am the US distributor for Kazuri beads headquartered in Oregon. Would love to hear more about your trip. Perhaps we can feature you in our next newsletter. Please visit our site http://www.kazuribeadsusa.com and please contact me at paulette@kazuriwest.com. We appreciate so very much the wonderful support.
      Asante,
      Paulette Walther

  • annak 10:53 am on December 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, elephant orphanage, , ,   

    Baby Elephant – Unique Gift for Your Loved Ones 

    Baby elephants chatting

    Baby elephants chatting

    If you still haven’t come  up with the best idea for holiday presents, adopt a baby elephant for your loved ones – they will remember you forever.

    When visiting Nairobi, Kenya, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the one to remember and their elephant orphanage is the place to visit. A one-hour show during which elephants are playing outside, in front of public, following their keepers, lazying in the mud and having milk, while their keepers are telling their habits, each of their stories, feeding them from big bottles of milk and offering to become a foster parent. Fostering a baby elephant costs only $50 a year. Amazing, isn’t it? You can read all the stories of all the orphaned baby-elephants on the website and adopt any of them, as many as you wish. Obviously the baby will stay in the orphanage and you will get a fostering certificate with a profile and photograph of your adopted orphan and every month you will get the ‘Keepers Diary’ for your elephant. In the diary you will be able to access the daily calendar entries and the monthly photos. Check out more photos here. And videos below:

     
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