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Balkans: “Media has a significant role in the theatre of the absurd”

Mapping Media Freedom correspondent Ilcho Cvetanoski reports on journalist safety in the Balkans

By Ilcho Cvetanoski / 18 September 2015 From Index on Censorship

Mapping Media Freedom correspondent Ilcho Cvetanoski reports on journalist safety in the Balkans By Ilcho Cvetanoski / 18 September 2015 From Index on Censorship

Read more at LakeBledNews.com It was like this —- but even better. Hot African vibes meet damp #Bled weather, but the show must go on, so we are inside for Abavuka at #Okarina tonight pic.twitter.com/6D0UqN1hbi — Lake Bled News (@LakeBledNews)… Continue Reading →

Bled, Classical Music, Festival, Festival Bled, Jazz, KUD Dobreč, Music, orchestra, tambura

A saxophone makes most music better. But can you imagine what 14 saxophones can do? This was a stunning performance to open the 20th Festival Bled. Rather a traditional classical concert SOS played “Golden Classics” in St Martin’s church. Better… Continue Reading →

So, after my good intentions about blogging more, I just don’t have the time. Or I could have the time if I spent all day in front of a screen. But I don’t want to do that and miss out… Continue Reading →

“It’s very clean.” That’s what most people say within a few minutes of being met at Ljubljana Airport. I guess it is the response I had too. Slovenia is very clean – certainly out here in the alpine and rural… Continue Reading →

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Never Fear Your Ambition

I will be/have been (depending when you read this) at Create2014.co in Derry on 17 Sept. I will be filling in the blanks here afterwards. Here are some of the things I’ll be saying: Never Fear Your Ambition Think Big Dream… Continue Reading →

Done properly you only have 93 characters

The question was “What can you say in 140 characters?”. In reality, you only have 93 characters. Not every tweet is perfect and tweets really should not be uniform, but … A Tweet, well done has a Hashtag, Link (I… Continue Reading →

End of week two

Most of the time I will be blogging about Bled here. But sometimes I’ll post on davysims.com Yesterday cycling (yes, me, cycling) around the hamlets nearby, there were several cars being re-packed for the long drive home. Sunday marks the… Continue Reading →

When is the best time to post on social media?

When is the best time of the day to post on Social Media? Short answer: it depends. Who are you trying to reach? Where are they? (Home, work, mobile, UK, Australia, USA?) Do you want engagement? Do you have the… Continue Reading →

Socila media policy – how to deal with comments

I have been trying to write a guide for organisations who want to use socila media, or are using it, but have not got a social media policy. I will publish the guide in due course. But there will need… Continue Reading →

How many journalists in and out of Stormont?

I have heard it said, but seen no evidence, that there are more journalists/press officers working in the Northern Ireland Assembly and political parties with representatives in the Assembly and the Northern Ireland Office than work in Newspapers and Broadcasters… Continue Reading →

10 of my favourite hotels

These are some of the most memorable hotels I have stayed in. They are not always “the best” and neither are they the cheapest or most expensive. Just 10 places I would go back to again. They are not ranked… Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas

Airport Lounge: No 1 Stansted

Now don’t get confused. There are two No 1 Gatwicks; domestic and international. If you are on a domestic flight and go to the international, it causes all sorts of problems and hullabaloos. The international is at Gate 16. The… Continue Reading →

Discrimination is illegal – except against young people – and you. It’s your age.

I don’t usually blog about work. But this is something that 24 hours ago I didn’t think about too much. Now I am outraged. Yesterday I was at a meeting organised by NICCY (Commissioner for Children and Young People). It was about… Continue Reading →

Sitting in the office trying to do stuff

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String Theory and the Decade of Anniversaries

This is a longer blog post that I would even read – let alone write. So here is the headline. The past is important we should learn from it. But it is the past. We need to think more about the future … We can learn from that too. I know something …

Crisis of Leadership

I think we are facing a crisis of leadership in Northern Ireland. Here’s my (unfinished) thinking. I once went on a two day course on decision making. It was very good, but I remember little about it apart from an off side conversation with the tu…

Blogging and archive

There is never too much choice, but there are limits on the amount of time available to indulge all those choices. So I need to focus on fewer platforms. This Posterous blog has been competing with davysims.com for my time, as has davysims.tumblr….

Off to the States

Some of the WIMPS Crews are heading for the US of A at the end of the month. Members from 3 of the Belfast Crews, Banbridge, Coleraine and Craigavon  will be visiting D. C. and New York. Tonight they are… Continue Reading →

Journalists are lazy … Really?

Journalists are lazy … Really? (mp3)

Journalists are lazy … Really?

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Why I’ll never be a handy man

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