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Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Tristan Stewart-Robertson is a journalist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He writes for Firstpost on the media, internet and serves as an objective, moral compass from the outside.

Apr 11, 2012

Santorum quits: What kind of America will Obama or Romney be left with?

The hatred of anyone who disagrees with you - and brewed with anonymity-protected nastiness - has corrupted the entire democratic process as much as money. #America #Mitt Romney #Obama #Rick Santorum #WhatNext #White House

Apr 9, 2012

Katju wants more Mike Wallaces for a world that doesn’t exist

The bigger problem for Katju isn't a lack of Indian Mike Wallaces, though there could never be enough of such professionals in journalism. And he can't simply blame the public for being fools. #60 Minutes #Google Inc. #Markandey Katju #Mike Wallace #OnOurMind #Television in the United States #Twitter Inc.

Apr 8, 2012

Are Scotland’s politicians like pandas that can’t mate?

Maybe the real fascination of the media with mating pandas in Scotland is that our politicians can't seem to fall in love either. #PoliticalPlay #Referendum #Scotland #Scottish National Party

Mar 15, 2012

Is what you buy made by slaves? Find out

The California-based Slavery Footprint attempts to make consumers see "how their consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery" #Racism #Slavery #Slavery Footprint #Social Issues #TechBuzz #The 2012 South by Southwest

Feb 28, 2012

Can social media create citizen court reporters?

A new initiative in London is encouraging ordinary citizens to report court proceedings. A similar process should be started in India as well. #Courts #James Doleman #TechBuzz #The Guardian #United Kingdom

Feb 22, 2012

Syria: Why we can’t afford the death of journalists

When it comes to war zones, the world needs to listen to the voices of the subjects and the storytellers. We can't afford the deaths of either. #Courts #James Doleman #TechBuzz #The Guardian #United Kingdom

Feb 16, 2012

Facebook vs govt: Why we should let judges take on free speech

We should be nervous about potential censorship in advance, however unfeasible technologically, of all content going on these sites. But we should also let the process play out in full. #Censorship #China #Facebook Inc #Google Inc. #India #social media #ToWhatEffect #YAHOO! INC. #YouTube Inc

Feb 13, 2012

Did we all play a part in Whitney’s death?

There is a morbid fascination with celebrity, which isn't about wanting to be rich or famous or talented but about wanting to feel better about ourselves when they fail. #celebrity #InMemoriam #Media #Whitney Houston albums

Feb 5, 2012

Has the British public turned against India?

India's $15bn Rafale aircraft deal has struck a nerve with the British public. The question being asked is why India needs foreign aid when it's got several billion pounds to spend on French fighter jets? #15bn Rafale #Foreign aid to India #Poverty #ToWhatEffect

Jan 31, 2012

Will Facebook’s IPO cure our addiction or make it worse?

Facebook's IPO might have significant effects on how the site exploits or facilitates its users. #facebook #Facebook IPO #Google Inc. #Mark Zuckerberg #TheLongView
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