Black History Month: Talking Black Excellence with Layla-Roxanne Hill
We caught up with Layla-Roxanne Hill, a Nigerian-born Scot-raised writer for The Ferret and Bella Caledonia, member of NUJ (National Union for Journalists), STUC (Scottish Trades Union Congress) Black Workers Committee, and Enough! (a Scottish Acknowledgement of our social, economic and ecological crises).
“MY activism is always centered in trying to center the voices and experiences of black women."
UK Government hosts global press freedom conference on same day as it defends spying on journalists in court
“It is ironic that on the very day the Bureau is making this case against the British government’s surveillance regime in the highest court in Europe, the same government is hosting a global summit on press freedom.”
The media is dead, long live the media!
As journalists are laid off in both digital and traditional media news rooms, there is a need to reinvent news models. CommonSpace journalist Rhiannon Davies explains how we are seeking to do that in 2019 following our survey responses, some of which she outlines below.
THE past couple of weeks has seen swathes of high profile cuts right across the spectrum of digital media:
In a climate of surveillance, does self-censorship threaten Scottish journalism?
As 2018 comes to a close, the CPJ reports that jailing journalists has become the ‘new normal’, while Scottish PEN finds that self-censorship threatens freedom of speech.
A study produced by Scottish PEN and the University of Strathclyde shows the alarming impact of pervasive surveillance on writers in Scotland.