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Daryl Ilbury

Cape Town, South Africa
Freelance Science Journalist and Author — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Health24

Journalist and writer; explores the complex interface of science, the media & human behaviour. Author of 'A Fox's Tale' and 'Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick'.

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I am a specialist in shaping public opinion. I am a former award-winning senior broadcaster and media analyst with over 30 years experience in the media. I am now a senior journalist, writer and author with over 250 bylines in Financial Times, Sunday Times, Saturday Star, Business Day, Mail &...

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@darylilbury — 1,823 followers, 12,234 tweets

Oct 21, 2017

RT @Ed_Miliband: Spreading lies about your own country: sad. Spreading lies about others: sadder. What an absolute moron.  https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/921323063945453574 

Oct 21, 2017

“If accusation is enough to bring someone down, to destroy someone, then we are veering towards uncivilisation.”  http://ow.ly/Ijtu30g1XSD 

Oct 20, 2017

@LizSzabo @thedailybeast Imagine a Boy Scout jamboree where half of them ‘take the knee’ during the national anthem. That would send a message.

Oct 20, 2017

RT @ConversationUK: The Thing: the sci-fi classic with a strong fanbase among polar scientists  http://bit.ly/2xQkqjO 

Oct 20, 2017

“Journalistic integrity is dead,” he declared, “...everything is about weaponization of information.”  http://ow.ly/kGHe30g0YNE 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I came into journalism late in my media career - I had already been over 20 years as a broadcaster and columnist

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's giving a voice to those not qualified to be media specialists, to be 'specialists' in the media.