Education in Afghanistan

Unicef’s website has an encouraging story about some of the efforts to educate young girls in Afghanistan. The girls often have to fight against those around them who do not think they should be educated but they are prepared to quote the Koran to underline...

2009 AIBs

The involvement of radio and TV broadcasters from throughout the world, the range of factual topics covered and the quality of the finalists are highlighted in this video of last year’s international media excellence awards, the 2009 AIBs There is still time to...

Changes in climate change perceptions

Two interesting studies have recently been released showing US and UK public perceptions of climate change after the recent “climategate” email leaks from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and controversies over mistakes in the 4th IPCC...

Climate change cop-out or pragmatic approach?

The Hartwell paper was published this week by a group of 14 academics from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Finland and Japan.  It proposes that the failure of the UN Copenhagen summit (COP15) to enforce meaningful targets and the lack of noticeable progress from the global...

Views on climate change across the world

The new People’s Choice award in this year’s AIBs is very exciting for a number of reasons.  It is the first time we are asking the general public to vote for awards, which allows the shortlisted entrants to gain a wider exposure for their programmes, as...

Promoted Tweets and Broadcasting

Twitter, the service for online messages that are limited to 140 characters, has not had a clear plan for gaining revenue up until now, despite attracting tens of millions of users who post 50 million messages every day. But yesterday the company announced “Promoted...