ITN’s complaint to IPSO over hijab article is a waste of time – Brian Cathcart

23 07 2016

Fatima ManjiITN and the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji have joined many others in complaining to IPSO about Kelvin MacKenzie’s crass remarks about Ms Manji wearing a hijab during reports of the Nice outrage. Read the rest of this entry »





Brexit and the Tragic Downfall of British Media – Steven Barnett

9 07 2016

Newspapers BrexitThere is a conceit among many senior editors in the U.K. that Britain has “the best journalism in the world.” At its best, certainly, British journalism is very good indeed. From the sober analysis of the Financial Times and the Economist to the tub-thumping of the tabloid press to the BBC’s worldwide reputation for accuracy and impartiality, the British public has access to a healthy mixture of domestic, foreign, and investigative reporting. On many occasions, democracy has been well served by journalists here who make important stories accessible and hold power to account. Read the rest of this entry »





Brexit and the Newspapers, Where was IPSO – Hacked Off

6 07 2016

900-no-go-areasMost independent commentators have slammed a number of the big newspapers for misleading the public on the referendum, with the New Statesman going so far as trying to explain ‘how the Brexit campaign lied to us – and got away with it’. Read the rest of this entry »





Did the UK’s newspapers swing it for Brexit? – Jonathan Heawood

30 06 2016

sun-queen-backs-brexitOn the face of it, democracy is the ultimate self-regulatory system. Don’t like your government? Elect a new one. Don’t like the European Union? Vote to leave. The people have their say, and our institutions are forced to listen. But this does not mean that democracy is a free-for-all. Without rules, the odds would be stacked in favour of the most powerful players and the loudest voices. Freedom for the pike would be death for the minnows. Read the rest of this entry »





News: The vote for Brexit and the role of the newspapers

24 06 2016

Mail BrexitAfter consistently pro-Brexit press coverage, 51.9% of the voters (37.4% of the electorate) have voted to leave the EU.  The Prime Minister has resigned and the markets are in freefall.  The pro-EU views of the leadership of all the main political parties, finance, industry and the TUC were rejected by the voters. Read the rest of this entry »





UN and OSCE Watchdogs urged to address media freedom in the UK

21 06 2016

ParliamentARTICLE 19 and concerned experts and academics have urged Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (“the Representative”), and David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (“the UN Special Rapporteur”), to address the state of media freedom in the UK, in particular to address attempts to undermine the independence of the BBC, the public service broadcaster, and to ensure the independence of the press in relation to self-regulation.  Read the rest of this entry »





Citizen journalism and news blogs: why media councils don’t care (yet) – Adeline Hulin

16 06 2016

AIPCEMedia councils in Europe were set up primarily to deal with traditional forms of media (mainly print and sometimes broadcast), yet now all members of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (“AIPCE”) – a loose network of national, voluntary self-regulatory organisations set up to deal with complaints about editorial content from citizens) have extended their jurisdiction online, to online versions of traditional media outlets and, increasingly, to online-only news websites. Read the rest of this entry »








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