Faced with a breach of copyright by an online publication that has used her photograph without paying for it, a photojournalist posts a request on the yahoogroup, and promptly receives a contact from a fellow member. The publication takes down the photograph and apologises. A brief discussion about copyright and intellectual property ensues on the yahoogroup.
A young journalist shares her experience of persuading an international media outlet to hold back her significant story, based on an exclusive, potentially explosive interview, until she had helped the vulnerable interviewee to secure police protection. She receives appreciation from colleagues and a debate on professional imperatives and ethical practice is initiated.
A forwarded global survey about ‘fixers’ and international correspondents leads to a vibrant discussion in the group about the inequalities among newsgatherers in international, national and local media.
An older journalist thanks a senior colleague for having shared information that enabled her to attend the media session of an international conference on water and sustainable development saying, “This is another example of the strength, cooperation and good will our network encourages among members.”
An animated discussion about whether or not Hillary Clinton is a feminist, and whether her policies are going to benefit the world, engages members of the WhatsApp group.