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August 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Another blog? I don't think so.

I already have a blog/website that takes more time that I'd like. As a freelancer who gets paid by the word, it's hard to blog for free. I've got lots to say but prefer/need to be paid to say it. What I mainly post on my "Stephen Leahy - International Environmental Journalist" site http://stephenleahy.net are the first few paras of the recent stories I've done in the past 2 years. Every now and then I'll rant about something or post some interesting development.



I'm participating in… Continue

Added by Stephen Leahy on August 28, 2009 at 21:47 — 2 Comments

Somaliland regime is the press freedom Antagonist in this era compared to the rest of Somali regions

Somaliland regime is the press freedom Antagonist in this era compared to the rest of Somali regions



The Somali Journalists’ Rights Agency (SOJRA) is to day happy with to know the political viewpoint of Somaliland administration in terms of freedom of expression and press. While SOJRA was participated to day the launching of steering committee for Somali AIDS Response event held on Jacaranda Hotel to day at 3:30 PM-5:00 PM afternoon in Nairobi, Kenya.



SOJRA recently… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on August 26, 2009 at 22:29 — No Comments

What does El Niño mean for public health?

A new bulletin published by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society provides an update on the emerging El Niño and its potential health impacts. Responding to growing concerns about El Niño from organizations such as the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the IRI produced the document in order to give decision makers key recommendations on how to monitor communities at risk and take steps to reduce their… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on August 22, 2009 at 4:20 — No Comments

SOJRA worries the Martial Law imposed in Somalia

SOJRA worries the Martial Law imposed in Somalia



The Somali Journalists’ Rights Agency (SOJRA) feels fear and possible attacks against the independent media from the policy, government militias and Amisom even though similar cases as happened today has done before by the former transitional government in 2007.



The Somali parliament voted for the imposition of the martial law in 19 th August after the request from the current president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. For more… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on August 22, 2009 at 0:21 — No Comments

Water Tops Climate Change as Global Priority - International Circle of Blue | GlobeScan survey finds fresh water pollution, scarcity drive public concern

STOCKHOLM (August 18, 2009) A comprehensive global public opinion survey by Circle of Blue and GlobeScan on attitudes about fresh water sustainability, management and conservation finds that people around the world view water issues as the planet’s top environmental problem, greater than air pollution, depletion of natural resources, loss of habitat and even climate change.



The poll surveyed 1,000 people in each of… Continue

Added by J. Carl Ganter on August 20, 2009 at 22:12 — No Comments

Hurry up

dear Journalists,
Please hurry up to send the entries for the first environment journalist competition on ozone layer protection and climate linkage .The last date to publish the article is 30th September and last date of application is 10th October. Please see the link
http://www.uneptie.org/ozonaction/ozone2climate/index.htm

Thanks.

Vinitaa

Added by vinitaa Apte on August 20, 2009 at 11:07 — 1 Comment

Investigated Case Report,Why Said Tahliil Ahmed was killed?

Why Said Tahliil Ahmed was killed?





The late victim Mr. Said was the director of Hornafric radio in Mogadishu for close to two years and assassinated in Bakara Market on February o4 2009 while he was on his way for press conference of Al-shabaab group and he was a member of more than 7 media directors at that particular day. There is also some Al-shabaab militia men who accompanied with them.



What is the Reason behind his killing?



Soon after the election of… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on August 16, 2009 at 22:12 — No Comments

Somali Media and the challenges facing them

Somali Media and the challenges facing them



In Somalia, there are more than 40 media houses, and about 400 journalists, but unfortunately most of them work on the basis of their clan political agendas and lack the required professionalism in the today’s media world.



The media owners play vital role for poorness of the Somali media as they don’t pay their staffs. Some female reporters became sexual victim for their bosses as there is no good payment and heavy unprofessional… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on August 14, 2009 at 23:13 — No Comments

Con GoPubMed.com Transinsight gana el prestigioso “Red Dot Award 2009”: “best of the best” en la categoría diseño de comunicación

Dresde, Alemania - 12 de Agosto del 2009 - GoPubmed.com, el buscador semántico de Transinsight, ha sido galardonado con el prestigioso premio “red dot“ en la categoría “best of the best” en diseño de comunicación (interfaz gráfica del usuario y herramientas interactivas). En el 2009 hubo un total de 6.112 participantes de 42 diferentes países. El jurado seleccionó a 470 para el premio “red dot” y sólo 56 fueron galardonados con el “best of the best red dot“. Estos últimos participarán en la… Continue

Added by Liliana Barrio-Alvers on August 14, 2009 at 9:22 — No Comments

Transinsights GoPubMed.com gewinnt den „red dot: best of the best“ Award 2009 für Spitzenleistung in der Kategorie „communication design“

Dresden, Deutschland - August 2009 - Transinsight's GoPubMed.com, the semantic search engine for the life sciences, has been recognized with the 2009 red dot: best of the best award in the category communication design - graphical user interfaces and interactive tool. A total of 6,112 submissions were received from 42 countries. The jury selected 470 entries for the "red dot design award." A group of only 56 submissions were selected as "the best of the best" and will be participating in the… Continue

Added by Liliana Barrio-Alvers on August 14, 2009 at 9:19 — No Comments

Malawi's statistics mask struggle to meet UN goal for water and sanitation in urban areas

Malawi is failing to meet the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation in its urban areas and misleading official statistics are hiding the scale of the problem, according to research published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Scottish Government.



The news comes ahead of the annual World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden (16-22 August) whose theme is Accessing Water for the Common Good.



The UN Millennium… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on August 13, 2009 at 14:50 — No Comments

The release of ACF workers will be a hope for the two journalists who are still under abduction

The release of ACF workers will be a hope for the two journalists who are still under abduction.



On Tuesday 11th August were released six people hostages who had been held for nine months and taken into captivity while working in Somalia for Action Contre La Faim. The group was taken captive from an airstrip in the central town of DhusMareb last November.



SOJRA would like to say this is good news in good time and SOJRA believe that the two journalists Amanda Lindhout and… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on August 12, 2009 at 19:42 — No Comments

Free resources for journalists covering climate change

Dear all



Here are some free resources for journalists covering climate change. To download each pdf file just click on the title.



Climate change: Top sources for journalists

This document summarises key sources for journalists covering climate change. It covers scientific, policy and media sources and was produced for journalists attending the ‘Reporting about Climate Change’ workshop on 29… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on August 12, 2009 at 15:12 — No Comments

KUAKATA:A WONDERFUL BEACH

Visited a nice sea beach in the southern part of Bangladesh.It is called Kuakata.The beach is interesting for its great reputation for the opportunity to watch both sunrise and sunset.The vegetations around the beach is gorgeous.Coconut,palmyra palm,casuarina and many others along the splashes of waves will give you a great experience.Please visit and enjoy a great time.

Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on August 12, 2009 at 5:17 — 2 Comments

Darkest Day in Tonga's Maritime History.

My Island Kingdom of Tonga is still in shocked and in mourning from the loss of lives and for the missing crews and passengers of the MV Princess Ashika that sunk early last Thursday.



I have to say that this tragic loss is what perhaps the darkest day in Tonga's maritime history that struck the heart of a sea-faring people.



The numbers of those who was on board the MV Princess Ashika has increased to 149 with 54 rescued, 28 of those were crew members and 26 were… Continue

Added by Sia Adams on August 10, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

"Come December, no money, no deal." South Africa says

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs international cooperation deputy director general, Alf Wills says his country and other developing countries won't consider the next round of climate change talks successful unless rich nations pay up.

Addressing a stakeholders meeting held in Pretoria recently, to discuss strategy ahead of the December climate change talks in Copenhagen, Wills says at least 1% of global GDP should be set aside by rich nations.

“Come December, no… Continue

Added by Fidelis Zvomuya on August 8, 2009 at 7:33 — No Comments

“Working press freedom and protecting journalists is not a game and competition”

“Working press freedom and protecting journalists is not a game and competition”



Mogadishu 07 August,2009 :: The Somali Journalists’ Rights Agency (SOJRA) would like to give a lesson for protecting journalists and keeping press freedom to Reporters without Borders and any organization aiming to harm the value of the press and their interests for ever.



In the world there is more than a thousand organizations and foundations working to protect press freedom and journalists… Continue

Added by Daud Abdi Daud on August 7, 2009 at 22:43 — No Comments

Top Misconceptions About El Niño and La Niña

Forecasts by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and other institutions show that a weak El Niño has developed in the equatorial Pacific, and is likely to continue evolving with warmer-than-normal conditions persisting there until early 2010. What exactly is this important climate phenomenon and why should society care about it? Who will be most affected? We address these questions as well as clear up some common…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on August 7, 2009 at 21:24 — No Comments

Nature India

Nature India (www.nature.com/natureindia) is the Nature Publishing Group's one stop site highlighting the best in Indian science.



It also has a very active forum of close to 400 like-minded scientists and researchers, who indulge in the most interesting debates on Indian science (http://network.nature.com/groups/natureindia/forum/topics) as also a blog called Indigenus (http://blogs.nature.com/indigenus/) reflecting the state of Indian science and scientists.



Anyone can… Continue

Added by Subhra Priyadarshini on August 7, 2009 at 12:03 — No Comments

Coastal environment courses open to journalists from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Journalists from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh can now apply for a two-part environmental journalism course focusing on coastal management in the region and its relation to the global environmental situation. The first course will be held in Tuticorin from October 26 to November 6, and the second from April 19 to 24, 2010.

For more information visit the FOJO website.

Added by MikeShanahan on August 7, 2009 at 9:38 — No Comments

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