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.
Natural History Museum face criticism for hosting Saudi Embassy after alleged murder of journalist
Saudi regime’s bombing of Yemen has caused a mass cholera outbreak among citizens
THE Natural History Museum has faced fierce criticism from human rights campaigners for hosting a reception for the Saudi embassy, as claims that a journalist critical of the Saudi regime was murdered in the country’s Turkish embassy remain.
WE’RE HIRING: Production & Communications assistant and Reporter positions
Applications for reporter position due in 25 July, for production & communication assistant position 8 August
COMMONSPACE is hiring two members of staff to our team in Glasgow.
Position 1: Production & Communications assistant
CommonSpace is looking for a skilled and creative production & communications assistant to make our output more accessible and engaging to a wider audience, especially by utilising audiovisual methods.
Details of the role:
£8.75 an hour