Not so ordinary: Scott Bridges

Media educator. Global connector. Pretending to adult.   Scott Bridges has worked in the media, written books about the media, and is now studying it for his PhD. He is also the co-founder of the Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange which is about raising the quality of journalism.  Tell us about Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange: Australia-Middle East JournalismContinue reading “Not so ordinary: Scott Bridges”

Freeing AJ Staff – things of note

I’m not a journalist, I’m not an expert on the Middle East, and I’m certainly not an academic in the field of political science. However, I am someone who has followed the case of the three Al Jazeera English journalists – Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – charged and locked-up in Egypt for doingContinue reading “Freeing AJ Staff – things of note”


Australian Peter Greste is an award-winning journalist who has worked for many media organisations including BBC, CNN and now Al Jazeera. Since 29 December 2013, he has been held in Cairo’s high-security Tora Prison after he was arrested alongside his Al-Jazeera news colleagues in a hotel in Cairo. Egypt’s authorities say they , among otherContinue reading “#FreeAJStaff”

On ‘The Stream’, confronting #danielgate

Following on from my #Danielgate post on this blog, and several comments on Twitter, the producers of Al Jazeera English’s program ‘The Stream’ invited me to submit a video comment for their episode, ‘Moroccans confront child sex tourism’. You can see a video of the episode here (please note it might be blocked for USContinue reading “On ‘The Stream’, confronting #danielgate”