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News is dead, long live Notifications.

My TEDxEuston talk is now online, if anyone wants to watch... It's about my experience as a journalist in Nigeria and the revolution in the global "News Agenda" - with some far-reaching ramifications for you, and me!

( + a few humorous photos & anecdotes )

WATCH --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZT0m8JVqpc

( and tagging +Mike Elgan in case this might be of some random interest to you... something a bit different from a different part of the world! )
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thanks o +Uche Eke hope it was informative (and entertaining!) :-D
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Dear Friends & Family, I'm sure it's already pretty clear from my posts which way I'm voting tomorrow - IN.

There are too many reasons to list here, but I will focus on the final determining reason for me: if there had been any plan presented in the entire Leave campaign for what happens afterwards - I would have seriously considered their argument. But there has been none, not one plan.

Instead, the vacuum is being filled by people like Farage and the BNP, justified by such comments from Gove that "the people in this country have had enough of experts."

If you think I'm exaggerating - in the last few months, for the first time in my lifetime, the far-right has surged to the fore in British politics:

1. an ex-BNP member is the 3rd biggest donor to the Leave campaign with £600,000,
2. Farage stands up with Nazi inspired hate posters
3. and finally a member of the right-wing group "Britain First" shot, kicked and murdered a British MP.

If we vote to leave, Farage's poster will be legitimised. Farage will be one of the most important politicians in Britain. UKIP is already threatening to replace Labour in many areas of the country. Farage's views and posters will be broadcast over and over on television and newspapers - which, in even just the few months of the referendum campaign - has already inspired such far-right violence.

All of this exacerbated by an economic downturn that every economist worth their salt has warned against if we leave (and which will come regardless of our Referendum decision, because China is slowing, our country's economic cycle is due another recession, etc)

In Europe, far-right parties, such as Le Pen in France and Putin in Russia are rubbing their hands in glee at the idea that we might leave and how that will legitimise their own arguments.

I've got serious problems with immigration, the same as tens of millions of people in the UK who will vote to leave and have no association whatsoever with these far-right groups. We're not racists. We're worried about jobs, the economy, state-failures in the Middle East, and much more - all events that will eventually change.

But if we vote out, the change will be permanent. And people like Farage will not be able to control the hate they stir up, will not take the blame, and will not pick up the pieces. By then, it will be too late anyway.

These are dangerous times with many threats, but the biggest danger to ourselves is our over-reaction to the threats.

The UK is the best goddamn country on this planet and with my country at my back I've never feared any threat.

Farage's country is not the one I grew up in, and not the one I want my children to grow up in.

I vote to stay IN.
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hey +Daud Yussuf to be honest, I'm horrified at the damage we've done to ourselves... can't believe it...
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A very limited sale of AMAZING BattaBox t-shirts on sale --> 10 days left so hurry now!!

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I'm missing a £1 coin...
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When you see a video uploading to BattaBox... and you know it'll be a good 'un !
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Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by a mob of mutinous senators on these steps in 44 B.C

#Rome #Italy #Caesar 
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An evil fish in London
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hmmmm i don't think it's photos of me they want to see on Instagram...
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RIP Cable. Rediffused.
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BattaBox did a story on a one-legged bus-conductor in Lagos - and our viewers got together to buy him a new artificial leg.

There are many, many untold stories like this with BattaBox. Thank you to everyone who sent money and very proud of the team today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqXC3idFThI
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Reaching for the Sun.

#Nigeria #FuelScarcity
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Please keep the #calibre* photographs on show for us ‼ #Interesting ✓
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Social Media, SEO, Analytics, Advertising, Digital Media, Team Building, Content Monetisation, Social Media Marketing, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Journalism, News, Entertainment, Video Production, Internet, Camera, Writing, Editing, Management, Nigeria, West Africa, Online Video Strategy, Breaking News, Hostile Environments
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  • BattaBox.com
    Director, 2011 - present
    BattaBox is Nigeria's most exciting Video News & Entertainment website. Christian founded and co-directs the company and its team of producers, editors and technical staff to ensure original video content is gathered from across Nigeria and distributed across our online network. You can check out BattaBox here: http://battabox.com
  • CNN
    West Africa Correspondent, 2008 - 2011
    One of the longest serving foreign journalists in Nigeria, Christian was based in Lagos for eight years reporting from both Nigeria and the West Africa region for CNN. You can find all my work/videos here: http://goo.gl/DpvmhD
  • Freelance Journalist
    Freelance - Nigeria, 2004 - 2008
    Text and broadcast journalist for UK & US newspapers (Independent, Sunday Times, Telegraph, etc), as well as international broadcasters (such as Channel 4 and CNN)
  • Vivid Features
    Producer, 2002 - 2004
    Film Production, Camera and Editing at East Africa's largest production company.
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BattaBox. London. Nigeria.
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I travel between UK and Nigeria to bootstrap an internet startup - Nigeria's original digital video Entertainment channel:

http://BattaBox.com/

Oh, and I also report for CNN on West Africa.

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