A short piece I did for Dr Haylee Weaver at the Australian National University’s Research School of Biology.

Social, Progress, and the Lazy Brain →

31 Unexpected Perks of Blogging You’ll Never Want to Give Up →

futurejournalismproject:

newsweek:

A Strange Animal: The U.S. troops are leaving, but the journalists are staying in Iraq, working under deadlines and death threats. In a short documentary special for Newsweek & The Daily Beast, filmmaker Richard Pendry reveals the new techniques — more John LeCarre than J-school — reporters have devised to get the story in Iraq. Fascinating viewing for anyone interested in the intersection of war, conflict, and journalism.

FJP: Well worth the five minutes for anyone curious about conflict reporting.

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The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

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Of the wonders of our world: Kipling on the truth. (via basileia)

This is so true! -MR

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globalvoices:

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi was arrested on the Syrian-Jordanian border on 4 December, 2011.

globalvoices:

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi was arrested on the Syrian-Jordanian border on 4 December, 2011.

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aljazeera:

Photographs from the centre of a tragedy | 

For photographer Massoud Hossaini, the personal and professional came to a head while shooting blast at Shia shrine.

aljazeera:

Photographs from the centre of a tragedy |

For photographer Massoud Hossaini, the personal and professional came to a head while shooting blast at Shia shrine.

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Embracing constraints - Seth Godin →

Every project worth doing comes with constraints. Our natural inclination is to fight them.

This has to be done by Tuesday. You must produce it in-state. It must work with the current operating system. It has to be sold by local retailers. You need to be able to get all of it done and still be home for family dinner. You’ll need to pay taxes on your profits and pay your employees a living wage. You shouldn’t leave PCBs in the ground. It has to work for left-handed people. It must weigh less than a pound. It must come in eleven different colors…

When we fight constraints and eliminate them, we often gain access to new insights, new productivity and new solutions. It also makes it easier to compete against people who don’t have those constraints.

There’s a useful alternative: embrace the constraints you’ve been given. Use them as assets, as an opportunity to be the one who solved the problem. Once you can thrive in a world filled with constraints, it’s ever easier to do well when those constraints are loosened. That’s one reason why the best filmmakers learn their craft making movies with no budget at all.

Where Men Win Glory

Just finished Jon Krakauer, ‘Where men win glory’. Pretty interesting bloke, Pat Tillman, and an interesting insight to the cover ups and manipulation that are used to con the American people about what has happened, is happening and no doubt will continue to happen in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

Both Pat Tillmans story and the story of Jessica Lynch and the Battle of Nasiriyah show the lengths to which cover ups and lies are used to generate support for these two wars within the USA and globally.

I like this.

I like this.

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