Why talking about ‘disinformation’ misses the point when considering radical right ‘alternative’ media – Julia Rone

9 01 2019

In light of the upcoming European Parliament elections, the European Commission published its Action Plan against Disinformation last month, aimed at protecting EU’s “democratic systems and public debates”. Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Group Phone Hacking: IPSOmertà, Inaction and a Culture of Impunity – Julian Petley

21 12 2018

During the course of a three-week trial in March 2015, it was revealed how MGN papers, and especially the Sunday Mirror, had hacked the phones of eight well-known people, wreaking havoc in their personal lives by causing them to believe that stories about them appearing in the papers had been fed to them by their nearest and dearest. The victims included Shane Ritchie, Paul Gascoigne, Alan Yentob and Sadie Frost. Read the rest of this entry »







Press Reporting: Did a council ‘act perversely’ to offer a jailed rapist a chance to see his victim’s child? – FC ReportingWatch

29 11 2018

This week has seen another Andrew Norfolk front page article in The Times about the wrongs committed in the Family Court and by social services. Sadly, just like last time, this is a sensationalised headline and article which ignores some important facts and legal context. Read the rest of this entry »





Canada: Funding journalism means defining who’s a journalist, not a bad thing – Ivor Shapiro

27 11 2018

File 20181123 149338 u0lkv5.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1The federal government’s recent announcement of financial support for news organizations has been met with understandably wide-ranging reactions — from relief to skepticism, and worse. Read the rest of this entry »