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  • 24 May 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Followers and friends in Brussels

    At face value, social media present perfect platforms for democracy. Fewer barriers fetter one-to-one communication between political decision-makers and citizens, and the unreachable status of the political elite is all but eradicated. Or is it? A closer look at how European Union officials are - or aren't, as the case may be - using social media reveals that few - if any - are in fact embracing the full potential of these platforms.
  • 23 March 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Former Times editor says journalism students must be quick to adapt

    George Brock, who spent 28 years at The Times before becoming the head of the Department of Journalism at City University London, says the future of journalism is neither lovable, uncontroversial or risk-free. Journalism will always be a craft, he said in his debut lecture, and a journalism enterprise will be a stable of the best crafters. But these crafters must be more relevant to readers than their predecessors.
  • 9 February 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    The future of international summits: Security communities exchange ideas via intranet

    The first ever online Security Jam aims to be an experimental “online conference” of sorts. Hosted by the Security and Defence Agenda (SDA), the five-day event ends today. It made use of IBM's “Jam” platform to bring into a singular dialogue the voices of think tanks, NGOs, academics and members of the defence and security community. The single goal is collaboration on 10 proposed security concerns. Resulting recommendations for action on the chosen topics will be presented to both NATO and the EU.