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October 21st, 2019 • Featured
The future of global journalism

What does the future hold for journalists? While nobody can know the impact of a world of variables, Quill nonetheless asked Meera Selva director of the journalism fellowship programme at the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute to speculate. In the year 2029, as the last printed newspapers roll off the presses, journalists have redefined news and their relationship with their readers.


February 21st, 2018 • Global Journalism
Freelance Journalists: Team Up!

I grew up without a tv at home. Instead, I read newspapers and I created scrapbooks full of articles. My interests were broad: royal families, wars, and American elections. The scrapbooks piled up, barely being touched because there was always new news. Ever since I was young, I wanted to be a foreign correspondent.


February 2nd, 2018 • Global Journalism
Journalist, Middle East media expert Duffy dies at 46

After the election of officers during the first student Society of Professional Journalists chapter meeting in the Middle East, one of Professor Matt Jones Duffy’s Zayed University students told him she was scared because she had never voted before. Duffy replied as only he could: “You just got a taste of democracy. How does that feel?”


January 17th, 2018 • Global Journalism
Mentors Played a Huge Role in Bringing Me Where I Am Today

Writing was always one of my passions, and the idea of covering stories was one of my earliest dreams. My father’s diplomatic career took us to many different countries. So, Pakistan, ostensibly home, always fascinated me and when we moved back I was keen on joining a newspaper and diving into a country I hadn’t lived in for some time.


June 6th, 2013 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

Journalists from around the world have been going to Collioure, France, twice each year since 1993. They do not go to see where Matisse and Picasso painted, nor to visit the historic sites that span the past 13 centuries. This picturesque town, on the Mediterranean Sea a little north of the Spanish border, attracts writers and reporters who have just one thing in mind: to learn how to cover assignments in a high-risk zone such as a war.


April 10th, 2013 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

May 3 is not just another day. This first Friday of the month will mark the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. There are hundreds of reasons why we need to pause and reflect. Here are 10 reasons taken from the recent headlines at Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.


February 7th, 2013 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

He was young, only 28, and full of life. You can tell from the online pictures and videos that he loved his work as a broadcaster and was good at it. At 9 p.m. Dec. 5, Kazbek Gekkiyev was shot three times in the head in North Caucasus, Russia.


December 5th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

The violence is so bad in Honduras that politicians running for office provide free coffins to families of murder victims. Perhaps you read part of this Oct. 2 Associated Press story: “Charities organized by politicians scour poor neighborhoods in search of families of murder victims who cannot afford funeral services or even a simple casket to bury their beloved.


October 3rd, 2012 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

Whether you call the nation Burma or Myanmar, the situation is the same for its journalists: confusing and frustrating. News media have experienced almost everything possible since a military junta took over in September 1988. Now they are involved in a political tug of war with the government as they fight for full and unconditional freedom of the press.


August 7th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

Journalists in South Africa say that new legislation, popularly called a secrecy bill, will threaten freedom of the press. Government officials contend it will protect the country and its citizens. On the surface, the bill seems simple: “To provide for the protection of certain information from destruction, loss or unlawful disclosure; to regulate the manner in which information may be protected; to repeal the Protection of Information Act, 1982; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”


June 21st, 2012 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

The grass is not so green in Mongolia By Bruce C. Swaffield There is a Mongolian proverb that says, “Times are not always the same; the grass is not always green.” The times these days are not so good for journalists in Mongolia.


April 5th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

The recent headlines concerning Iran are downright frightening: “EU Urges Iran to Stop Execution of Web Designer Saeed Malekpour”; “German reporter describes Iran jail torture”; “Iran: Death for blogging”; “Journalists’ Families Targeted In Iran”; “Iran: Journalists Threatened by Email ‘You Will be Punished.’”


February 6th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

Even if you are the most ardent journalist and observer of world affairs, you probably haven’t heard about the new media bill that was passed Dec. 14 in Algeria. It is not good news. Just how bad it is, though, is unclear.


December 2nd, 2011 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

There are myriad monuments in Bishkek commemorating all sorts of people: dancers, soldiers, politicians, poets, common laborers, even a 7-foot, 5-inch man. In the entire capital of Kyrgyzstan, however, no statue is more important to me than the one of Gennady Pavlyuk.


October 4th, 2011 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

By most accounts, the Dominican Republic is a lovely place. In fact, 4 million tourists — a new record — visited the country last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. If you look deeper, past the white-washed resorts with their clear-blue pools, you will discover an unattractive side to all this beauty.


August 4th, 2011 • Quill Archives, Global Journalism Toolbox
Global Toolbox

It is difficult enough for journalists in Pakistan, but what about those who are women? They seem to be fighting a double battle, to be recognized by both their male counterparts as well as the rest of society. But there is a group that has taken on the challenge of helping women who want to pursue careers in journalism.