Archive for February, 2010

A Start…

February 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Hello and thank you for joining me on the first of many news briefs on views, news and ideas on the writing side of my life. In these posts I’ll attempt to keep readers informed on this aspect of my working week as well as provide an opinion or two, possibly even extending to a rant (!) now and again on news and journalism subjects on which I have an interest. This will include, but is not limited to, political writings, coverage of international relations, the state of journalism and the media in general and the way in which news is presented to the general public.

I am co-founder of a news blog and will keep everyone posted on the running of a news site, its pitfalls and problems, joys and challenges etc. This particular project is still in its nascent stage — we have grand plans for the site in inverse proportion to the size of our bank balance — and as this has been a huge learning curve for me so I’d be happy to take any (constructive) advice.

Stay tuned folks, look forward to your company…


Copenhagen Accord Not Enough to Prevent Water Shortages: NGO

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment

By Rich Bowden:

International aid organisation Oxfam International has claimed that the failure of the Copenhagen climate conference to set binding carbon emissions reduction targets could condemn billions of people across the globe to unprecendented water shortages. Read more…