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