Daily Archives: 28 August 2007

VINTON CERF: The end is near for television

The Godfather of the Internet says television, as we know it, is rapidly approaching the same kind of crunch moment that the music industry faced with the arrival of the MP3 player. “Eighty-five per cent of all video we watch is pre-recorded, so you can set your system to download it all the time,” said…

Jaffna journo hasn’t gone home for 13 months

Murders, kidnappings, threats, censorship… It’s all in a day’s work for journalists in war-ravaged Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka, according to a report of an international fact-finding mission, making it one of the most dangerous places to work in or report from in the world. One newspaper (Valampuri) is down to just five correspondents, down…

The first pictures of the first modern genocide

“You have already been informed that the government… has decided to destroy completely all the indicated persons… Their existence must be terminated, however tragic the measures taken may be, and no regard must be paid to either age or sex, or to any scruples of conscience.” The incomparable Robert Fisk uncovers the Armenian massacre in…