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July 24 2008

– Article aims to help journalists cover climate change

An article published in the U.S. magazine Columbia Journalism Review and available online aims to provide journalists with guidance on how to “sharpen” their coverage of climate change. According to the article's author, science journalist Christine Russell, coverage of climate change “will grow in significance on a number of international fronts” in 2009. Thus the article provides tips on: how to relate weather patterns and climate change; covering technological developments; choosing experts; covering policy; reporting on China; reporting the economics of climate change; and more.Russell also provides a starter set of possible stories for reporters to consider when covering climate change in the future. And the online article includes a Web exclusive sidebar, with Web sites and online resources journalists can consult when writing about climate change.

– Neo-censorship symposium to be held in Amsterdam

An International Symposium on Neo-censorship will take place from September 18 to 20 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

According to organizers, neo-censorship refers to a type of censorship that is not imposed by any state authority but by private parties. This type of censorship is increasing, they say, with “growing threats to the freedom of expression and the free dissemination of ideas and texts, which are being kept on a tight rein or even deterred by censorship-like phenomena.”

Journalists from all over the world are invited to join authors, publishers, librarians and booksellers at the event, which will examine the erosion of free expression on an international level. It is being hosted by the Board of Amsterdam World Book Capital, in collaboration with Index on Censorship and Amnesty International.

– Bhangra Performance in Yemen

A Bhangra dance troupe sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India, will be visiting Yemen from August 4-9, 2008. Their performances have been organized by Embassy of India in association with Department of Culture of the Republic of Yemen as follows :

Date City Time Venue

05/08/08 Sana'a 1900 hrs Cultural Centre

06/08/08 Dhamar 1600 hrs Conference Hall – Dhamar University

07/08/08 Hodeidah 18:30 hrs Cultural Hall – Opposite governor's house

08/08/08 Aden 18:30 hrs Palestine Hall

All events are open to the public and are free entrance for all.