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January 25 2018

12:19

Justice Department Makes Last Ditch Effort to Block Release of FISA Memo

Stephen Boyd argued that it would be “extraordinarily reckless” for the committee to release the memo without first consulting the Justice Department and FBI.
12:18

Hannity: DOJ Is Recovering Strzok’s Missing FBI Texts

Think of how stupid and arrogant you would have to be to use your government issued phone to text with your mistress about conspiring against the Republican nominee for president.
12:16

Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe All Named In FISA Memo, According To First Leak

If Trump needed an excuse to drain the swamp without the appearance of partisan politics, it's just been handed to him on a silver platter.
12:09

HYPOCRITE Global Elites Fly To Davos Climate Change Summit In 1000 Private Jets

The mind-blowing hypocrisy of these globalists would be more than mildly amusing if they weren’t also playing chess with our lives.
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January 24 2018

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Job Advert: Editorial assistant

Come and work with openDemocracy! A great entry-level editorial role at a growing media organisation.

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openDemocracy is looking for a talented and creative Editorial Assistant to support our global team of editors and contributors.

Hours: full time (35 hours per week)
Compensation: £23,000 per annum plus pension & annual cost of living pay rises
Contract: Permanent
Location: London office
Application deadline: 7th February 2018

About openDemocracy

openDemocracy (established in 2001) is a global, non-profit media platform that seeks to challenge power and inspire change through tenacious reporting, thoughtful analysis and democratic debate. We run deep investigations; we partner with NGOs, think tanks, activists and academics across the world; and we have an open submissions policy committed to diversity of voice and perspective. We publish in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English, with an ambition to bring on more languages. We also partner on major global conferences, and occasionally run specialist on-the-ground events ourselves, bringing together innovative activists and thinkers from across the globe to try and solve some of the world’s most entrenched problems.

The role

We are looking for an editorial assistant who will bring imagination and energy both to editorial and administrative work. You will be supporting the Main Site editorial team on a number of different projects and day-to-day tasks, including editing and fact-checking articles, managing submissions, maintaining and building our social media presence and working closely with valued external partners on stand-alone editorial projects. You will learn about all the key aspects of digital publishing, and be encouraged to contribute ideas on multiple fronts, from pitching specific articles to feeding into the wider editorial strategy. If you are interested in writing pieces yourself, this will be encouraged, but it is not an essential part of the job.

openDemocracy has modest resources and great ambitions. You will be expected to organise your time efficiently and to deliver on multiple workstreams, but you will also be encouraged to be imaginative, to challenge assumptions and to think outside the box. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their editorial skills in a unique and creative environment, working closely with senior staff, learning the key skills of online publishing and helping to develop new and exciting areas of work.

Role responsibilities:

  • - Commissioning, editing, proofing, factchecking, picture research
  • - Supporting editors in shaping ideas, developing new debates and building audiences
  • - Posting on social media and reporting across the team on social media activity and readership trends
  • - Assessing, editing and publishing unsolicited submissions, and overseeing and managing the submissions workflow
  • - Acting as a liaison across the team, organising virtual and in-person meetings, note-taking
  • - Proactively maintaining an editorial calendar: upcoming world events, front page rotas, partnerships, staffing
  • - Front page curation
  • - Managing and building relationships with authors and other partners
  • - Assistance in implementing website improvement projects, including design and functionality
  • - Inducting and training new team members on our publishing systems 

Person spec:

  • - Excellent proofreading & editing skills (E)
  • - Experience of editing online and/or other written content (E)
  • - Excellent attention to detail and accuracy (E)
  • - Creative thinker interested in culture and politics (E)
  • - Desire to work with oD’s diverse team of editors in bringing their projects to life (E)
  • - Good communication and interpersonal skills (E)
  • - Resilience and calmness under pressure and working to tight deadlines (E)
  • - Strong organisational and time management skills (E)
  • - Experience of web publishing, including knowledge of basic HTML code (D)
  • - Journalism qualification (D)

How to apply

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience detailed in the person specification above.

To apply please click here to submit your CV and a letter outlining how you fit the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification above. Please also include details of two referees (we will request your permission before contacting any referees).

Application deadline: 7th February

We particularly encourage those from groups who tend to be under-represented in the media to apply. We are also open to family-friendly working hours, and/or to accommodating other caring responsibilities.

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January 22 2018

22:26

I suspect they are not competent enough here to ma...

I suspect they are not competent enough here to make that decision. Pending investigation, I'll stick to the alternative theory that Hawaii's state government just can't produce good software. There may also be the issue of faulty public administration.

If it were the feds, I might be with you, though. We live in strange times. Let's see how well this is investigated.
19:53

It should be pretty clear to all that this was not...

It should be pretty clear to all that this was not a mistake, but a government decision to create fear and anger at North Korea. It worked.

January 17 2018

10:39

Apply for a 50.50 feminist investigative journalism fellowship

We need your help to track the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights. Apply for 50.50's inaugural feminist investigative journalism fellowships.

We need your help to track the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights. Apply for 50.50's inaugural feminist investigative journalism fellowships.

50.50 is the section of the independent media platform openDemocracy.net covering women's rights, gender and sexuality. We are looking for two part-time feminist investigative journalism fellows to work with editors Claire Provost and Lara Whyte on in-depth and investigative reports for the series tracking the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights.

Fellowships will run for three months, and can begin in March or June 2018. Each fellow will be expected to work with editors on 2-3 reports, and to prepare for and attend weekly (virtual) editorial meetings. Fellows will be paid per story – up to £330 ($450) per report. They will also receive ongoing mentorship and practical training. Workshops will be arranged, where possible, on specific topics such as Freedom of Information requests, interview skills, and feature writing, depending on projects and fellows' needs.

Fellows may be based anywhere in the world. Previous experience in journalism, research, and multimedia storytelling is welcome. Most importantly, you are a creative, critical thinker and collaborative team player. We're looking for young women and trans writers, from anywhere in the world, with ideas and enthusiasm for original, feminist investigative journalism. Applicants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, living in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, are particularly encouraged to apply. 

These are not full-time positions, and can run alongside other responsibilities. They may suit freelancers or researchers wishing to pivot towards investigations. You should be able to dedicate approximately 7-8 hours to this fellowship each week. You must be comfortable researching and writing in English (with other language skills of course welcome). You must have reliable internet access and be able to join virtual meetings (for example via Skype).

Complete your application online by 15 February 2018.

Email lara.whyte@opendemocracy.net with any questions, including “feminist investigative journalism fellowship” in the subject line.

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July 06 2017

09:01

THIS PLACE IS A JOKE , I ORDERED 100$ WORTH OF CLO...

THIS PLACE IS A JOKE , I ORDERED 100$ WORTH OF CLOTHES FROM CLOTHINGUNDER10.COM , THEY SHIPPED IT OUT THROUGH UPS 2 DAYS LATER (JUNE,7,2017) ON JUNE 14TH 2017 THEY TRANSFERED IT TO USPS AND IT SAID IT LEDT RICHMOND, CA SORTING FACILITY AT 8PM.TODAY IS JULY 6, 2017 AND THE TRACKING HAS NO FURTHER UPDATE AND STILL JUST SAYS IT LEFT RICHMOND ON THE 14TH!! ARE U KIDDING ME? THE COMPANY REFUSES TO

July 04 2017

23:25

When 6,000+ people are lined up between NBC Arena ...

When 6,000+ people are lined up between NBC Arena and Exhibition Hall for a concert AND the Exhibition Hall is packed and folks are squeezing between the concert goers to get in and out through glass doors. That fear has crossed my mind.
17:25

Of all the untruths you continue to spread, I shal...

Of all the untruths you continue to spread, I shall pick on on this July 4th to dispel .. No metals? Um hello there is an adzes quarry on Mauna Kea where stones as hard as iron were processed into knives, spears and other implements. .. Hawaiian society was not and is not as portrayed by you , Ken!

June 30 2017

06:31
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