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Day: 14 March 2012

Media, policing and politics: the business of “holding others to account”, Part 2 – Colin Sumner

The industry in moral espionage has moved well beyond elite transgressions into the tragic moments of ordinary members of the public. It has brought private detectives firmly into the mainstream of muck, and out of the shadows. It has merged with, and to some extent created, politicians’ need for ‘spin’, for personal image management and careful policy dissemination. It has linked in with other policing agencies, so moving us nearer the complete ‘surveillance society’. Continue reading

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