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How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children?

theguardian.com — It's a controversy as old as the fifth century BC. "Man is the measure of all things," said Protagoras. No, replied Plato. Nothing imperfect can be the measure of anything. And there we have the essence of a philosophical squabble about the possibility of human objectivity that is as alive in modern newsrooms as it was in the Athenian agora.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @bellamackie: "I want the paper to write, in big capital letters: we hate this fucking stupid pointless war." @giles_fraser: gu.com/p/4vdhy/tw #Gaza

Aug 01, 2014

RT @bellamackie: "I want the paper to write, in big capital letters: we hate this fucking stupid pointless war." @giles_fraser: gu.com/p/4vdhy/tw #Gaza

Aug 01, 2014

RT @bellamackie: "I want the paper to write, in big capital letters: we hate this fucking stupid pointless war." @giles_fraser: gu.com/p/4vdhy/tw #Gaza

Aug 01, 2014

Extremely powerful piece on Gaza by @giles_fraser: How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children? gu.com/p/4vdhy/tw

Aug 01, 2014

RT @pagreenwood: How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children? | Giles Fraser gu.com/p/4vdhy/tw via @guardian

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Facebook and fewer stories behind rise in web traffic, says Telegraph chief

theguardian.com — The Telegraph website's 20% traffic boost in June has been attributed to factors including favouring Facebook over Twitter to push content and writing fewer stories overall, according to Jason Seiken. The Telegraph Media Group editor-in-chief said an emphasis on carefully promoting stories with Facebook's more youth-oriented audience in mind has started to pay off, with the social network easily outstripping Twitter as a traffic driver.
Aug 01, 2014

The Telegraph got a 20% traffic boost by focusing on fewer stories & favouring Facebook over Twitter theguardian.com/media/2014/aug… (via @pkellypr)

Aug 01, 2014

.@jseiken talks sense. Can't help agreeing "qualities" shouldn't undermine their brand chasing traffic theguardian.com/media/2014/aug…

Aug 01, 2014

Facebook and fewer stories behind rise in web traffic, says Telegraph chief gu.com/p/4vdg7/tw

Aug 01, 2014

@jasonseiken on @Telegraph new digital focus: nuggets incl how Facebook kills Twitter as a traffic driver theguardian.com/media/2014/aug…

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CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers

theguardian.com — The director of the Central Intelligence Agency has issued an extraordinary apology to the leaders of the Senate intelligence committee, conceding that agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @binarybits: You know how the CIA denied spying on Dianne Feinstein's committee? They were lying. theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @binarybits: You know how the CIA denied spying on Dianne Feinstein's committee? They were lying. theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @binarybits: You know how the CIA denied spying on Dianne Feinstein's committee? They were lying. theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 31, 2014

You know how the CIA denied spying on Dianne Feinstein's committee? They were lying. theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 31, 2014

The CIA admitted to spying on Senate staffers. @attackerman's report says director John Brennan won't resign, though: gu.com/p/4vd6c/tw

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The Guardian’s view on the killing of children in Gaza

theguardian.com — Wars kill people, including teachers in their classrooms, nurses in their hospitals, and farmers in their fields. But when children die in the hail of steel soldiers direct at one another there is a special kind of obscenity. Children have no agency, not even the slightest shred of the responsibility or complicity that adults to one degree or another may possess.
Aug 01, 2014

good Guardian editorial on Israel's shame and the horror of Gaza bit.ly/1xH4yJz

Aug 01, 2014

"Children have no agency ... they just die" – @Guardian editorial on Gaza gu.com/p/4vd7z/tw

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A century on, the first world war is still being played out

theguardian.com — There is war in Europe. No, I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914 (and rile John Humphrys). I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war - "ambiguous war", as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather than outright, declared war between two sovereign states, but still war.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @fromTGA: It's August. There's war in Europe. 1914? No, 2014. But I explain how the two are fatefully connected: bit.ly/1nYvapG

Aug 01, 2014

RT @lukeharding1968: Fine piece by @fromTGA on how the imperial conflicts of 1914 are being replayed in 2014 gu.com/p/4vd7c/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

Fine piece by @fromTGA on how the imperial conflicts of 1914 are being replayed in 2014 gu.com/p/4vd7c/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

RT @fromTGA: It's August. There's war in Europe. 1914? No, 2014. But I explain how the two are fatefully connected: bit.ly/1nYvapG

Aug 01, 2014

RT @fromTGA: It's August. There's war in Europe. 1914? No, 2014. But I explain how the two are fatefully connected: bit.ly/1nYvapG

Gaza truce unravels as Hamas and Israel exchange fire over border - live updates

theguardian.com — My colleague Jason Burke, who is in Gaza, sent this earlier, just as the ceasefire took effect: Fishermen in Gaza City set out to sea for the first time since the war began as inhabitants tentatively left their homes, some for the first time for days. Queues formed for taxis.
Aug 01, 2014

Israeli soldier 'captured' as ceasefire breaks down - live updates gu.com/p/4vdfy/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

Gaza truce unravels as Hamas and Israel exchange fire over border - live updates gu.com/p/4vdfy/tw via @guardian

Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world

theguardian.com — Isolated native people likely to be fleeing attacks in Peru have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest where they made contact with the outside world, according to a video released by the country's indigenous authority. Brazilian experts have said the tribespeople probably crossed the border as they had come under pressure from illegal logging and drug trafficking at home.
Aug 01, 2014

Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world gu.com/p/4vde2/tw and petition to protect their land survivalinternational.org/emails/unconta…

Aug 01, 2014

Amazon tribe makes first contact. Looking for help to combat illegal loggers and drug traffickers theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 01, 2014

It's kind of amazing that there are still so many unconnected tribes bit.ly/1kpQqEi

Aug 01, 2014

@guardian: Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world gu.com/p/4vde2/tw” First Hachette, now this? Real glasnost

Aug 01, 2014

RT @guardian: Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world looking for help to combat illegal loggers and drug traffickers gu.com/p/4vde2/tw

CIA director John Brennan lied to you, to the Senate and to the world. Fire him

theguardian.com — As reports emerged Wednesday that an internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency's inspector general found that the CIA "improperly" spied on US Senate staffers when researching the CIA's dark history of torture, it was hard to conclude anything but the obvious: John Brennan blatantly lied to the American public.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @trevortimm: It's clear John Brennan blatantly lied to the public about the CIA spying on the Senate. Fire him. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @trevortimm: It's clear John Brennan blatantly lied to the public about the CIA spying on the Senate. Fire him. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @conor64: Remember when John Brennan blatantly lied about collateral deaths in drone strikes? @trevortimm does: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @conor64: Remember when John Brennan blatantly lied about collateral deaths in drone strikes? @trevortimm does: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @conor64: Remember when John Brennan blatantly lied about collateral deaths in drone strikes? @trevortimm does: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Cameron dancing to Farage’s tune is a risky strategy

theguardian.com — Two months ago, when British politics was all about European parliamentary elections, Nigel Farage was everywhere. The Ukip leader made immigration the big campaign question and inserted himself into the answer. Since then, he has been relatively quiet.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @rafaelbehr: Blog: Moderate Tories should worry about long-term consequences of Farage-lite campaign they are fighting tinyurl.com/n2sgwen

Aug 01, 2014

Blog: Moderate Tories should worry about long-term consequences of Farage-lite campaign they are fighting tinyurl.com/n2sgwen

Jon Snow Gaza video backed by Channel 4

theguardian.com — Channel 4 has backed Jon Snow's unusually direct and emotional online video about the Gaza conflict and revealed that it prompted one child to write to the UK defence secretary.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @Hayley_Barlow: 8-year old girl writes to foreign secretary to express her concern over #Gaza after viewing @JonSnowC4's moving video gu.com/p/4vd44/tw

Aug 01, 2014

I'd assumed Jon Snow's Gaza video was broadcast live on telly Channel 4. It wasn't; only online. not in OFCOM remit. gu.com/p/4vd44

Jul 31, 2014

RT @Hayley_Barlow: 8-year old girl writes to foreign secretary to express her concern over #Gaza after viewing @JonSnowC4's moving video gu.com/p/4vd44/tw

Jul 31, 2014

RT @Hayley_Barlow: 8-year old girl writes to foreign secretary to express her concern over #Gaza after viewing @JonSnowC4's moving video gu.com/p/4vd44/tw

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Yorkshire Day 2014: how well do you know God’s Own Country? Take our quiz

theguardian.com — Today is Yorkshire Day and celebrations taking place across the county include a Yorkshire Pudding Eating Competition, ferret racing and the annual reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity (in both English and Old Norse). How much do you know about Yorkshire? Find out with our quiz Pride of Yorkshire ...
Aug 01, 2014

Yorkshire Day 2014: how well do you know God’s Own Country? Take our quiz gu.com/p/4vc4h/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

I got 9/15 on Yorkshire Day 2014: how well do you know God’s Own Country theguardian.com/uk-news/quiz/2… via @GuardianQuiz

Aug 01, 2014

14 out of 15 in the @guardian Yorkshire quiz. Damnit, I've clearly been in London too long. theguardian.com/uk-news/quiz/2…

Brighton council's cycle shed crackdown highlights car-centric officialdom

theguardian.com — For some years Kieran Barnard and his family have had a small bike store in the front garden of their terraced house in Brighton. It's the one you can see in the picture - compact and unobtrusive, partly hidden by a garden wall and a bush. It's even painted a pleasant shade of blue.
Aug 01, 2014

On Bike Blog: why is Brighton's Green-run council ordering people to remove bike sheds? (To be fair, not just them) theguardian.com/environment/bi…

Tony Abbott tells Tasmania to seek funds from programs it plans to scrap

theguardian.com — Tony Abbott has advised the Tasmanian government to seek funding from two environmental programs that he is seeking to abolish. In Hobart this week for a meeting with the state's economic council and premier Will Hodgman, Abbott was asked how Tasmania could access federal funds given that the state government has said it does not want to privatise assets and would therefore not qualify for bonus funding from the federal assets recycling fund.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @lenoretaylor: Tony Abbott tells Tasmania to seek funds from programs it plans to scrap gu.com/p/4vdfv/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

Tony Abbott tells Tasmania to seek funds from programs it plans to scrap gu.com/p/4vdfv/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

Tony Abbott tells Tas govt to seek funding from 2 environmental programs that he is seeking to abolish: @lenoretaylor theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Gaza ceasefire collapses as fighting breaks out after two hours

theguardian.com — The humanitarian truce in Gaza has collapsed after two hours with fierce fighting in the south of the enclave and a formal Israeli announcement that it would resume its military operation.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @guardian: Gaza ceasefire collapses as fighting breaks out after two hours gu.com/p/4vdtz/tw

Aug 01, 2014

RT @GuardianUS: Gaza ceasefire collapses as fighting breaks out after two hours trib.al/ke55e8M

Talking Horses: best bets and latest news at Glorious Goodwood

theguardian.com — 11.30am Wetherby green light for Flat racing at famous jumps track Tony Paley: Wetherby will stage its first Flat meeting in April 2015 after the British Horseracing Authority confirmed the allocation of one meeting to the famous Yorkshire jumps track.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @claimsfive: Tips for day 4 at Glorious Goodwood plus the climax of our tipping competition gu.com/p/4vdhg/tw via @guardian

Aug 01, 2014

Tips for day 4 at Glorious Goodwood plus the climax of our tipping competition gu.com/p/4vdhg/tw via @guardian

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