Media Standards Trust: Election Unspun: Political parties, the press, and Twitter during the 2015 UK election campaign

7 07 2015

ElectionUnspun-Cover-e1435771126164-128x125The Media Standards Trust has published Election Unspun: Political parties, the press, and Twitter during the 2015 UK election campaign. [pdf] This is a data-driven analysis of mainstream media coverage and political actors and influencers on twitter during the UK 2015 election campaign. Read the rest of this entry »






European Centre for Press and Media Freedom founded in Leipzig

26 06 2015

Schermafbeelding 2015-06-25 om 14.10.51On 25 June 2016, representatives of 20 journalists associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts from many European countries founded the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) Read the rest of this entry »





Revealed: How The Metropolitan Police Covered-Up For Rupert Murdoch’s News International – Joe Public

26 06 2015

Mazher-Mahmood-010A Bellingcat and Byline investigation can for the first time reveal Scotland Yard had intelligence Mazher Mahmood was corrupting police officers as far back as the summer of 2000. Read the rest of this entry »





When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price – Lucy Reed

25 06 2015

PAY-Rebecca-MinnockChristopher Booker wrote about the case of Ethan Williams in The Telegraph on 20 June 2105, in an article entitled: “When judges defy instinct, it is children who pay the price – We were presented with two flatly opposing views of the story of Rebecca Minnock, who went on the run with her son“.  Read the rest of this entry »





Tabloids, Killers and the Interests of the Public – James Doleman

21 06 2015

jamesdoleman_Sij34JULast week’s revelations at the trial of Neil Wallis that the now defunct News of the world tasked one of their journalists to become a prison officer so as to gather information on a child-murderer may have shocked many but was no huge surprise to those who have observed the many recent trials relating to alleged corruption in the tabloid press. Read the rest of this entry »





Daily Mail has attacked the Human Rights Act whilst also seeking to shelter behind it – Brian Cathcart

7 06 2015

Mail Human RightsThe Daily Mail has been reassuring its readers that the delay in the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) will not be indefinite and is just a matter of getting the detail right. “This is going to happen,” it quoted a government source as saying. “We will deliver it – but we are not going to be rushed.” Read the rest of this entry »








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