Here’a s package I made for SBS News this week on changes to Google’s privacy rules, including the response from the Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. A slight rushjob – had a Skype interview set for 16:30, two hours before deadline – but was more or less ditched for the ABC. That threw me a little; but I made deadline, yo.
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Tags: arab spring, Arab world, freelance journalism, SBS, tunisia, video journalism
I’ve handed in my notice with SBS News, and although I’d be keen on returning in the mid-term future, all plans are currently focused on Tunisia.
At the end of March I’m switching to freelance journalism, while leaving my young family for a bit and flying to Tunis, where I’m enrolled in an Arabic course. I’ve tried to keep my Arabic study going since returning from Syria last year but it is hard in the middle of Sydney; would Mandarin have been more appropriate?*
I’ll also be working on two current affairs films as a video journalist, which will roughly be on the state of the economy and life for minorities post revolution. I’m taking offers on where to screen them :)
On top of that, I’m hoping to get some articles out around town, so to speak.
I’m currently balancing journalistic planning with travel/accom arrangements and technical requirements (macbook pro purchased, Sony NX5 on order). Five weeks to go.
*Nope, too hard, tried that for a bit. Potentially less useful in Tunisia, also.
Tags: bittorrent illegal, copywrite, file-sharing illegal, file-sharing law, file-sharing legislation, internet censorship
Reports from the UK today tell of a High Court judge setting a precedent in the mandatory blocking of websites by Internet Service Providers.
Does that ring any bells?
Latest blog on file-sharing and legislation for SBS News here….
Tags: data, data legislation, hack legislation, hacking, information commissioner, Journalism, lulzsec, new media, online security, pirate party
Hacking – or indeed cracking – had been making a lot of headlines, namely due to the commendable PR efforts of LulzSec. But what does it mean for legislation in Australia – where does the law stand, and how will it change as regards hacks? Is the onus on companies to let the public know when data that has been kept has been breached?
I researched, shot and cut this piece for SBS News, speaking to the information commissioner as well as the Pirate Party. Lesson learned, however; it was seemingly too dull and duty editor on the weekend put all sorts of snappy (random?) shots of shuttles and pentagons in. Ah well, nice to get asked to do things nonetheless.
Tags: android, apple, smart phone
Android vs iPhone? Ok, a bit simple. Android is challenging Apple’s iPhone in the smartphone sector in Australia, but as flexible and affordable as they are, a few peeps would like to keep a close eye on Google.