July 3, 2014

Today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. On an empire: The Guardian is now on part six of Charlotte Higgins’ series looking at the BBC and “how it became a news outlet that was trusted internationally but now faces fundamental questions about its purpose.”

2. Journalism training in 11 languages: Speaking of the BBC, the BBC’s College of Journalism now offers free journalism training in 11 languages, Margaret Looney reported June 30 for the International Journalists’ Network. The videos and tutorials were first made to train BBC journalists.

3. In danger: According to a Thursday report from Reporters Without Borders, an independent magazine in Mexico City, Mexico was broken into on June 23. The editor of Contralínea, Miguel Badillo, had his home broken into previously. | RWB reported Wednesday that cameraman Newton González was shot and killed in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. | Also from RWB on Wednesday, a summary of attacks on members of the media in Ukraine.

4. Costumes make everything better: Today in The Chronicle Herald, in Halifax, Canada, window cleaners dressed up as superheroes. This should be a thing. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)


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