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What's The Blogging Story
October 22, 2010 06:41 PM PDT

'What's The Blogging Story?' Festival of Ideas event at the Watershed, Bristol, 22/10/10.

Chair/moderator: Mike Jempson (MediaWise);

Panel: Sarah Ditum (Paperhouse), Roy Greenslade (Guardian), Brooke Magnanti (Belle du Jour), Sunny Hundal (Liberal Conspiracy), Donnacha Delong (NUJ), Anton Vowl (Enemies Of Reason).

2nd table: Elisabeth Winkler (food writer), Will Gore (PCC), Kevin Arscott (Angry Mob), Chris Street (Bristol Editor), Iqbal Tamimi (Palestinian Mothers).

Roy Greenslade: "Andy Coulson is guilty"
October 22, 2010 04:33 PM PDT

Guardian journo/ex-Mirror editor Roy Greenslade provides a soundbite about ex-News Of The World editor turned Tory spin king Andy Coulson at the 'What's The Blogging Story?' Festival of Ideas event at the Watershed, Bristol, 22/10/10.

Jonny L
August 23, 2010 04:23 AM PDT

How not to get a number from Directory Enquiries

Shouty Crack Woman Argues With Carl
December 09, 2009 09:25 AM PST

Local 'character' argues with my neighbour over crack and money

Northey's speech
January 15, 2009 12:59 PM PST

Northey's speech from 'Psy-Warriors' by Alan Clarke

Jess Hurd met the Met
December 16, 2008 01:36 AM PST

From photojournalist Marc Vallee's blog:


My good friend and colleague Jess Hurd (who over the weekend attended the European Federation of Journalists event “Photojournalists: An endangered species in Europe?” in Paris) was stopped and searched last week on UN Human Rights Day (10.12.08) under the S44 of the Terrorism Act by police. The officers “forcibly took” her camera which under S44 there do not have the power to do so.

Click here to listen to an audio file of the stop and search and below is the full statement from National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

NUJ Statement:

“A photographer documenting the persecution of Irish travellers in the UK was herself subjected to police intimidation…on UN Human Rights Day.

“The NUJ has condemned the abuse of the police’s stop and search powers after they forcibly took photographer Jess Hurd’s camera from her and detained her for 45 minutes under S44 of the Terrorism Act whilst she was covering a traveller wedding in London Docklands, part of a long term documentary project on the persecution of travellers.

“Whilst clearly photographing a wedding, the pictures of which appeared in Saturday’s Guardian newspaper, Jess was detained under s44 on the grounds she could be carrying out hostile reconnaissance for a terrorist assault.”

NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear said: “This is yet another absurd misuse of the s44 powers which are designed to allow the police to detain those actively involved in carrying out a terrorist activity not to stop press photographers carrying out their legitimate business.

“Despite the government’s warm words about the right to photograph in public and new Home Office guidelines it appears the routine abuse of these powers goes on.

“How ironic that those documenting persecution and intimidation on UN Human Rights Day should be subject to such abuse and intimidation”.



'Roberta's chips'
October 11, 2008 02:19 PM PDT

From Underbelly

'How You Like Me Now? (Rico Tubbs Remix)'
October 11, 2008 11:05 AM PDT

'How You Like Me Now? (Rico Tubbs Remix)' by the Beatmonkeys

For Rachel, because I love her very much <3

'Dancing Ghosts'
August 03, 2008 10:07 AM PDT

'Dancing Ghosts' by CTI

'AmeriCa B' by Jazzsteppa
July 19, 2008 03:53 AM PDT

'AmeriCa B' by Jazzsteppa


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