Author Archives: Anne Gonschorek

About Anne Gonschorek

I am a globetrotter. A dreamer. A geek. A perfectionist. And hopelessly romantic. I am scared of a lot of things and always eager to challenge each and every single one of them. I am German, currently being lost located in Falmouth/Cornwall. Above all that, I am now a multimedia journalist. I just happened to find out that the sun actually does shine in England. ...sometimes. For all the other days, I hold it with Bob Dylan: "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."

Summary

This blogproject was (apart from keeping us busy) meant to answer the question: What effect is digital technology having on efforts to defend and improve press and broadcasting freedom worldwide? I think, every single one of us tried their best … Continue reading

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The Presentation

So… the presentation is done. With two weeks time to reflect, I think it went quite well. We tried to bring across, how digital technologies certainly do have an impact on improving press freedom worldwide, but at the same time obviously … Continue reading

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The Case Oleg Kashin

[continued from here] Last November, a leading Russian journalist had been brutally beaten outside his Moscow home. The assault against Oleg Kashin was also a general warning towards all critical journalists in Russia. Kashin has been reporting for the newspaper “Kommersant” since … Continue reading

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Pressfreedom in Burma – Change?

What effect is digital technology having on efforts to defend and improve press and broadcasting freedom in Burma? As described before, digital technologies as in digi- and mobile cams, the web and social media have helped the DVB to spread the word, to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s poem in Burmese

“Two years ago, a poet who wrote a poem dedicated to Valentine’s day. But, if we look at the initials of the words that he wrote, they mean ‘the fool is the general’. -But the authorities found out later and … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi soon part of Twitter-Community?

Aung San Suu Kyi has become an icon of peaceful resistance in the face of repression. The 65-year-old Burmese has spent most of the last 20 years in some form of imprisonment because of her efforts to bring democracy to Burma. … Continue reading

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Press and Broadcast Freedom in Russia

Russia is ranked as the third deadliest place in the world to be a journalist. Despite its leaders’ claims to support a free press and democracy; yet another reporter, Oleg Kashin, has been brutally beaten into induced coma in November … Continue reading

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