Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

East Asia toughest place for journos: RSF

North Korea is, hands down, the world place in the  world to be a journalist, but China, Burma and  Vietnam suck pretty bad in their own ways, says Reporter sans Frontieres (Reporters without Borders). This is one finding of the World Press Index 2005. An excerpt from the BBC story: In North Korea, the secret police […]

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Sat, October 22 2005 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Rory Carroll's abduction story

Rory Carroll, Baghdad correspondent for The Guardian, was worried he might lose his head while in the captivity of insurgents — literally. An excerpt from the AP story on Yahoo! News: Rory Carroll, a correspondent for The Guardian newspaper of Britain, told Ireland's RTE state broadcasters he owed his speedy salvation to Iraq's Deputy Prime […]

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Sat, October 22 2005 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Meet 'The Dirt'

Saw this over at Zerby's blog (I've been a tad lazy today): Some anonymous group, apparently one that includes some CanWest Global types, has started The Dirt. Here's an excerpt from the first post (date-stamped Oct. 4): Are you like us? Desperate for Canadian media gossip but unable to bring yourself to pay the $120 for […]

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