It's not every day that you get to sit next to someone who's on the run, forced to leave their home country in order to expose what's happening there.But that's how I found myself today at a forum for journalists who have to operate outside of the … [Read more...] about Hearing from journalists in exile
Bloggers and journalists wake up to new rights to film local council meetings today.Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has published a new guide for local people explaining how they can attend and report their local council meetings - and it … [Read more...] about Rules changed to allow for town hall filming with new rights for bloggers
Google hangout - the video conference style service available on the Google + platform - may well have changed the way you do team meetings if you work in a distributed way as we do here at Talk About Local.But how about for broadcasting your local … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal innovation: Google hangout for council reporting
Update, Jan 3: The W14 group has just reached a landmark 1,000 members. Congratulations Annette!When nearby boroughs of London were burning, the streets crowded with youngsters looting shops and rioting during the summer of 2010, the police … [Read more...] about The wonder of W14: 'Action not journalism'
A couple of days ago the the London Olympic website opened up registrations to become 'Game Makers' or what was known in good old English, a Volunteer at the 2012 games.I had a quick look at the site and you can register as a Generalist or a … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal Olympics