Iraq and the limits of anniversary journalism, how exiled journalists hold the powerful to account, and the 14 best media podcasts

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Iraq and the limits of anniversary journalism. The best way to mark the legacy of the Iraq War for the press isn’t to talk about it because it’s that time of year again. It would be better to deeply re-examine how we cover all wars.

Forced to flee: how exiled journalists hold the powerful to account. As press freedoms around the globe erode, journalists are building networks outside their home countries to continue reporting.

Best media podcasts to listen to in 2023. A list of 14 great media podcasts to keep up on the rapidly changing industry.

How The Quint looks beyond pageviews to build a loyal audience. The Quint is a digital collective of reporters, storytellers, editors, producers, designers, and analysts that offers in-depth, visually powerful, community-driven stories, features, and interactive multimedia formats. Ritu Kapur, co-founder and managing director of The Quint, will be a #ijf23 speaker

A catalogue of shame: probe links more than 1,000 treasures at New York’s Met Museum to international traffickers. Reporters show how looted antiquities are more than just numbers: some treasures have a cultural history stolen from their home communities. Malia Politzer will be a #ijf23 speaker

RSF submits evidence to UK inquiry into the case of Hong Kong’s media founder (and British citizen) Jimmy Lai. UK government urged to enact all possible measures to secure the release of Lai and other detained journalists and to press for concrete improvements to the rapidly deteriorating media freedom climate in Hong Kong. Sebastien Lai, son of Jimmy Lai, will be a #ijf23 speaker

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Supporting the next generation of European journalists. The European Journalism Centre is opening up applications for its fifth journalism fellowship, sponsored by the Google News Initiative.

Belarus gives media outlet staff long jail terms. The editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova and the general director Lyudmila Chekina received 12 years. Both were detained and saw their homes raided in 2021 along with 13 colleagues.

Call for entries to the 2023 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. Apply by 31May 2023.

Haiti/France: journalist sued for exposing sex abuse in Haiti soccer. “It is deeply troubling to see Haitian football federation leaders using the French courts to try to stifle press freedom and silence survivors and journalists.”

Is ChatGPT a threat or an opportunity for journalism? Five AI experts discuss the impact of generative AI on the news industry.

Photo: U.S. Army paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade prepare to board C-17 Globemaster III’s in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 23, 2003 at Aviano Air Base, Italy Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Faulisi Wikimedia Commons