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Interview with Leonie Mellinger Special

The Personal & Business Impact Coach, who initially found fame as an actress, opens up to Digital Journal about her unique, and some would say groundbreaking, profession.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 1 comment

Report: BBC plans to slash 500 or more jobs

British Broadcasting Corporation managers are attempting to cut costs by laying off members from their news and radio divisions. The event is proving controversial to say the very least.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

Op-Ed: Most Americans can't locate Ukraine, but does anyone care?

It's not a very flattering statistic, but a recent survey done by three American university professors found that only one in six Americans could find Ukraine on a world map. Most of the people questioned didn't' even know where to begin looking.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

Tom Hardy to star in BBC show

Actor Tom Hardy is to feature in a BBC One period drama about the East India Company. The TV production will be directed by Sir Ridley Scott.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Amazon to resurrect cancelled BBC drama 'Ripper Street'

“Ripper Street” — the Victorian-set crime drama series previously cancelled by the BBC — has been picked up by Amazon for a third season, it has emerged.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

BBC head defends license fee as critical for quality

The head of the BBC, Tony Hall, will defend the British broadcaster's use of a license fee paid by the public this week as a debate over funding escalates following a spate of scandals over mismanagement and waste at the corporation....
In the Media by Reuters

John Pilger on British media and the Iraq war

London - Well-known journalist John Pilger writes of how the BBC worried about a program featuring guests who reveal UK actions involving kidnap and torture and participation in the Iraq war.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Man kicked from top deck of double-decker bus, caught on film

London - CCTV footage caught the shocking scene of a man being kicked out of the top deck of a double-decker bus and onto the ground below.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Op-Ed: Suddenly, all public broadcasters are Leftists? BBC under fire

London - All of a sudden, public broadcasters in the UK and Australia are under fire from conservative governments for perceived bias and “leftist” views. Interestingly, Rupert Murdoch and other conservatives have been targeting public broadcasters, too.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ukraine gets short shrift from mismanaged Voice of America

Washington - Mismanaged and underfunded Voice of America failed to highlight in English and most other languages Obama's State of the Union remark on Ukraine. Its oversight board needs to reform the taxpayer-funded media outlet and get more money from Congress.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

Sir Chris Chataway dies at the age of 82

London - British athlete and former world record holder Sir Chris Chataway has died at the age of 82. Chataway is one of Britain's most celebrated athletes and is well-known for helping Sir Roger Bannister to break the four-minute mile in 1954.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

BBC staff 'turned blind eye' to Savile abuse

London - BBC staff turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse by star presenter Jimmy Savile of up to 1,000 girls and boys in the corporation's changing rooms and studios, according an internal inquiry leaked Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Star of Only Fools and Horses, Roger Lloyd Pack, dies aged 69

London - Roger Lloyd Pack, the actor famous for his role as Trigger in the cult BBC series Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

Op-Ed: RFI explaining French ways to global audience, even love and sex

Radio France Internationale understands the need for describing in its broadcasts, and increasingly online, some of the uniqueness of French culture, politics and mores. Other state-owned media outlets do the same for their countries. U.S. could learn.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

Danny Dyer responds to homophobic tweets

Danny Dyer has taken to Twitter to respond to homophobic comments directed at him and fellow actor Sam Strike, following a gay story-line affecting their characters in a BBC soap opera.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

James Bond returns — Well, sort of

The real-life origins of agent 007 will be given a dramatic treatment in 2014 when BBC America premieres the miniseries Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Music stars pay tribute to Lou Reed in BBC film

Blondie's Debbie Harry, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Boy George and other musical celebrities will honour rock legend Lou Reed in a forthcoming BBC film.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Amazon distracts from working conditions with 'drone' talk

Swansea - Is it a bird, a plane or an Amazon drone delivering a package faster than a speeding pizza? Will this be safe for those on the ground?
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Review: Day of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space & Time

Sydney - Two shows back to back, and the Dr. Who team is back in business with a vengeance. I’ve been watching Dr. Who since the very beginning, and the new lease of life has really allowed the creativity to take off. These shows are true tributes.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Former soldiers admit killing unarmed civilians in N.I. Troubles

Belfast - The BBC's Panorama, a top-notch investigative program, revealed Thursday details of an undercover Military Reaction Force which operated in Northern Ireland in the early 70's, killing suspected terrorists and inevitably unarmed citizens.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Ray Gosling, broadcaster and campaigner, has died, age 74

Ray Gosling, for many years a well-known broadcaster, journalist and human-rights campaigner, has died, at the age of 74.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Review: HBO's 'Getting On' is skewed yet intriguing viewing Special

One thing's for sure: "Getting On" would not have made it onto the airwaves back when medical shows were all the rage. And Marcus Welby or Joe Gannon would have never set foot in the show's extended care facility. There are excellent reasons for this.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

Sacha Baron Cohen pulls prank at BAFTA LA Britannia awards

Los Angeles - There were six honorees at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Brittania Awards Saturday night, but, as proven in the video above, there was definitely one who stole the show.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

Wife of Polish Greenpeace activist visits husband in Russian jail

Murmansk - Wife of Polish Greenpeace activist was allowed a short visit with her husband in a Russian jail. Natalia Bajorek-Dziemianczuk told Polish TV that Tomasz Dziemianczuk does not regret having taken part in a peaceful pro-environmental protest.
In the Media by Ted Lipien - 3 comments

Review: ‘The Story of the Swastika’ Special

Neasden - This half hour BBC documentary covers the Hindu roots of the swastika, one of the oldest and most misunderstood symbols on the face of this planet.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Voice of America news report sides with Putin against Greenpeace

Washington - U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) repeats Putin regime's propaganda against Greenpeace, ignores American activists jailed in Russia, and misleads world on how U.S. legal system deals with peaceful protesters who trespass.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

TopFinds: Russell Brand-BBC interview goes viral, asteroid scare

Watch how actor Russell Brand handles an interview with a BBC presenter. An asteroid nearly missed hitting Earth. Read about a blind Digital Journalist who doesn't let his disability crush his dreams. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

'Dr. Who' 50th anniversary U.S. theater list announced

Fans of "Dr. Who" can head to U.S. theaters in November to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Tickets on sale at 9 a.m. ET/8 a.m. CT Oct. 25.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

BBC delays 'Doctor Who missing episodes' press conference

The mystery surrounding whether or not, and in what quantity, the BBC have recovered hitherto-missing Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s, is set to continue for a few more days.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, in the BBC series, Sherlock, a 21st-century update of Arthur Conan Doyle's Victorian Sherlock Holmes
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Grandma's House: Uncle Barry (Vincent Franklin) and Aunty Liz (Samantha Spiro)
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Vandana Shiva interviewed by the BBC.
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Press photos of Lip Service
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Jamaica Inn - is a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel for BBC One
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Jamaica Inn - is a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel for BBC One
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Screengrab from a teaser trailer for Season 8 of  Doctor Who   which is due in August of 2014
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Screengrab from a teaser trailer for Season 8 of "Doctor Who", which is due in August of 2014
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Sanjeev Bhaskar  The Indian Doctor
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Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Indian Doctor
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Andrea Begley won The Voice competition on BBC One
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Andrea Begley won The Voice competition on BBC One
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Daleks return to  Doctor Who
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Daleks return to 'Doctor Who'
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News reader Kenneth Kendall
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News reader Kenneth Kendall
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The Eleven Doctors of Doctor Who
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The Eleven Doctors of Doctor Who
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Green in tooth and claw – a scene from The Vampires of Venice
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Dalek Invasion of Earth, 2013
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Title card for "Death In Paradise".
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Luke Newberry playing Kieren Walker in BBC Three’s In the Flesh
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Sajad Jiyad picketing the British Broadcasting Corporation over its reporting of the crisis in Iraq.
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Sajad Jiyad picketing the British Broadcasting Corporation over its reporting of the crisis in Iraq.
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Still of Luke Newberry in "In the Flesh"
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Comedy: Birds of a Feather
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Comedy: Birds of a Feather
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