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”

Are you a phubber?

Phubber: Someone who engages in phubbing.  Phubbing: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention to them.  ‘Stop Phubbing’ is a campaign against bad mobile etiquette developed by a Melbourne university student while on work experience, and it is slowly making its way around the world.Continue reading “Are you a phubber?”

#danielgate

Let’s start with these three things: I’m a huge fan of Morocco, and it is one of my favourite countries. I understand that generally, Moroccans like their king. Moroccans don’t protest easily. ‘#danielgate’ is the Twitter topic hashtag that has gained momentum in recent days due to a decision involving two kings, 11 children, andContinue reading “#danielgate”

Tech in Taghazout

If I could do any job in the world, I’d be a National Geographic photographer* with regular assignments trying to capture stories throughout India, Australia, Morocco and along the rest of Mediterranean. Maybe Syria one day too. The other job I think I would like, is to work at Maptia. Maptia is tech start-up formedContinue reading “Tech in Taghazout”

Dealing with digital disasters

My notes from the opening presentation by Richard Torrenzano at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference, Hilton Hotel, New York City. Not all insights are mine. THE NEW REALITY Cyber attacks aren’t just about stealing data from companies. They affect reputation, and brands, like Domino’s Pizza found, and disrupt customers, as South Korean banks found just this year. WeContinue reading “Dealing with digital disasters”