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Localising news narrows the global community

March 24, 2011


The historic obsession by media to always try to find local angles from international events has, from a journalistic point of view, always been  highly questionable, and – of course – been driven and justified from a sales point of view. But with a globally connected community, isn’t it time to reassess how news are […]

A globally re-connected world

March 15, 2011


It used to be called, and completely seriously, the Information Superhighway. Today it’s almost embarrassing calling it by a name, as its supposed to be so integrated into our daily lives that it would almost be like stating the fact that you are breathing. The internet has undoubtedly created a highway for change on several […]

How To Stage A Successful Revolution

February 1, 2011


The history books are littered with failed and bloody protests, that only led to more oppression and reinforcement of the existing totalitarian regime. But Egypt’s latest rise of the people seems different. If it succeeds in overthrowing the 30 year old regime, then it will be down to these 5 things: 1) Bring out, not […]

Egypt’s Cotton Revolution show us the future of Democracy

January 31, 2011


On the surface, Egypt, Switzerland and Belgium could not be more different; even after disregarding the obvious contrasts, from religion and military might to governship and economy – but what they potentially both have in common are practices of a new type of people involvement and government. Switzerland have had a direct democracy since 1848, which in […]

What role did media play on the “Burn the Qur’an day”?

September 10, 2010


An American small town pastor with the following of about 50 people managed to reach every corner of the planet when announcing a “Burn the Qur’an day” earlier this week. Partly because of the internet, and partly because of the international media having a field day with the news. So what role, blame and responsibility […]

The Missing Chapter of US History

July 9, 2010


10 years ago I was browsing the history shelves at the then newly opened Borders branch at Oxford street, London, to choose the best single-volume of the history of America. Borders’ marketing campaign bragged about being the biggest book store in the U.K., so I was fully prepared for spending some time thumbing through lots […]

The Rise Of Confucian Journalism

July 1, 2010


Confucian values are on the rise in Asian journalism, and is set to influence far beyond that continent as new global news media challenge Western values.