Four ways social media companies and security agencies can tackle terrorism – Robyn Torok

10 06 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has joined Theresa May in calling on social media companies to crack down on extremist material being published by users. It comes in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Australia and Britain. Read the rest of this entry »





Global journalism needs global ethics – Christopher Kremmer

13 08 2016

image-20160725-31202-v1xb03There’s an old saying in journalism: “All news is local”. It means that news, wherever it comes from, needs to engage the interest of its local audience if it is to succeed. But read today’s paper, or turn to the nightly television news broadcast, or just check your phone right now, and it’s clear that things have changed. All news now has the potential to reach a global audience. Read the rest of this entry »





Daily Mail reverts to type as media makes sense of Paris atrocities – John Jewell

22 11 2015

You can trust the Daily Mail to lead the race to the bottom and its coverage of the Paris terror attacks was no different. On November 17, while the world was still reeling from the atrocity in which 129 people died and hundreds more were injured, the paper carried a cartoon featuring imagery sickeningly evocative of 1930s anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda. Read the rest of this entry »