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I know my rights! That is usually the first phrase that comes from the Journalists in my country gripped by the law even if he or she falls foul.

Usually they refer to the 1992 constitution’s provision for freedom and independence of the media: All persons shall have the right to- (a) freedom of speech and expression, which shall include freedom of the press and other media;

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The dispute over the ethics of journalism: Put the public interest first!

The dispute over the ethics of journalism: Put the public interest first!
Wendy Wyatt, Chair to Communications & Journalism Dpt. In STU (photo: Elina Lappalainen)
 
Ethics in journalism work is always a stormy debate. So it's no wonder that the same thing happened today at the end of our Journalism seminar.
 

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Tel Aviv to Lake Wobegon: Insights on ego

 Tel Aviv to Lake Wobegon: Insights on ego

Where a Colombian reporter helps me get a picture with one of my favorite artists

Downtown Minneapolis (photos: Ami Kaufman)

Well, the Twin Cities are turning out to be as charming as a metropolitan slab of concrete can get. The food’s not too bad (let’s face it, it ain’t New York), the people are the nicest I’ve met - ever(!) - and they’re simply two very handsome towns.

Oh, and I met Nora Jones.

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The Credibility Quotient: AWOL on a Robust Code of Ethics

The Credibility Quotient: AWOL on a Robust Code of Ethics

Dr Kris Brunton's presentation today Landscape: The Philosophical and Ethical Context for the Practice of U.S. Journalism rightly flagged the scope of the First Amendment: guarding against government's infringement of freedom of expression ('Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press') -- a legal right that doesn't apply as between private individuals/parties.

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WPI Fellowship 2012: Love and other stories

WPI Fellowship 2012: Love and other stories

Journalists are certainly not the smartest people I know. Usually they are the most competitive, ambitious, unyielding and obstinate, but definitely not the wisest folks in the room. And this is perfectly fine. Come on, this is not a rocket science! We do not have to solve obscure mathematical quandaries.

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When Melini met her Moses - My Indian identity under the spotlight

“Hey Neha, I found this really good Indian restaurant just a couple of blocks from here, and the curry was amazing! You should check it out,” said David King from Australia.

I walked along with the rest of group, and wondered, “But what about me? I’m also Indian. Isn’t it obvious?”

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'Forward, not back'

'Forward, not back'

Even before applying to WPI, there was a plan. If I was approved, I would stay almost one month more to cover the United States elections. It would be two dreams at a time, since I’ve always aspired to both participate in a fellowship and to cover the American elections.

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