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Rhino Horn debate at Royal Institution

Jul
20

For anyone interested in the public/media debates over conservation, there is a major debate taking place at the Royal Institution in London on 3rd August. It pits the South African conservationist and proponent of a legalised rhino horn trade, John Hume, against Will Travers, the head of the Born Free Foundation and a committed opponent of all forms of wildlife trade.  The organisers are keen for people to go alojgn and then report on the event and tweet while it is in progress.  There could be foreworks and I'll be there helping to light the fuse.

 

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Nice Attack

Jul
18

Well, I have been following the Islamic State terrorist and social media activities for quite sometime now for research purposes. So I thought of writing some points that you might find interesting and helpful on Thursday’s Nice attacks that left at least 84 killed and tens injured.

Some info and facts on ‪#‎Nice attacks:

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Keith Somerville wins Marjan-Marsh award for work on conservation and conflict

Jul
14

Professor Keith Somerville given Marjan-Marsh Award

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Immediate vacancy at Purple Media Solutions

Jul
07

Purple Media Solutions describe themselves as "a friendly, progressive publishing company based in Tonbridge", They are looking for "an in-design-savvy, ambitious new graduate to work as editorial assistant across two business to business titles – Electrical Times and The Probe (the UK's oldest dentistry title)."  If you are interested, please contact Anna Lambert. Anna's details appear below.

Anna Lambert, Editor, The Probe, Purple Media Solutions, The Old School House,St Stephens Street,Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2AD.

T: 01732 371 581

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The Economist seeks social media interns

Jul
01

The Economist is seeking two social media fellows (interns). These are paid positions (£2,000 per month) and Adnan Sarwar, assistant community editor at The Economist, tells me that 'there will be no making of tea unless they want one themselves'. He adds that he started his career with the famous title as an intern. You can find all the details at www.economist.com/social-media-fellowship .Note that you will need to make yourself very familiar with newspaper to have a realistic chance of success. The effort will be worth it. This would be a superb place to start a career in serious journalism.  I encourage you to apply. The Economist is a truly great title and has been for a very long time. It features prominently in my recent research into newspaper coverage of the doctrine of unconditional surrender between 1943 and 1945...but of course you knew that already....  

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Kenya - hate speech raises its ugly voice

Jun
21

Analysis of resumption of politically-motivated hate speech in Kenya as political tensions rise.

 

Keith Somerville - for The Conversation.

 

https://theconversation.com/hate-speech-raises-its-ugly-voice-as-kenya-d...

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Dickens Festival 2016

Jun
16

The Dickens Summer Festival is celebrated in Rochester every year. Charles Dickens lived in Rochester for over 20 years and he was a lover of the city. From the 3rd until the 5th of June people from Medway and many tourists from around the country gathered in Rochester to take part in the festival. This year's theme was the Old Curiosity Shop. People were on the streets dressed as characters from Dickens' novels. There were also readings, performances and parades. This year the number of people attending the festival was lower than in previous year.

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