These have been rough days for journalists in Kiev, where protests in the streets met with police force and injured reporters and photographers. Olga Rudenko, writing for the Kyiv Post, chronicles the clashes over the weekend in which at least 40 journalists were hurt. The Ukraine government has promised an investigation.
Bloomberg News has been in the news recently for concerns about how it is handling its presence in China. Today it seems the authorities are much more displeased than pleased, excluding Bloomberg's British political correspondent Robert Hutton from a news conference with the Chinese premier and the British prime minister. BuzzFeed reports on the snub.
When you receive a trove of documents, should you share them? Last week PandoDaily's Mark Ames raised questions about the fairness of former Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald bringing the stash of Edward Snowden revelations to the new Pierre Omidyar-financed news operation. He even questioned whether Greenwald will have agency to publish all he wishes. Not surprisingly, Greenwald leapt to his defence and has crafted a lengthy FAQ on this matter. It is not a pretty dispute.
Journalism.co.uk looks at detective.io, a new database project underwritten by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help journalists look at relationships and connections in datasets. The project lets users input data and maps connections to produce a searchable database.