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December 03, 2014

Our Facebook group becomes largest of its kind

We have reached 3,000 members, cementing our position as Facebook's largest independent English language citizen journalism group. Congrats to all.Let's add other people to the topical,...

Journalists exposed for their biased coverage of riots

 Holding media to account after the English riotsStudy by University of Leicester sociologist examines media’s impact on communitiesNews outlets need to be held to account for their coverage of the English riots, a new report has argued.Media and the ...

Why Olympic chiefs should let in the Voice

No one would argue that a Black athlete named Usain Bolt is the big draw who will pull in a huge world audience for the London Olympics, writes Marc Wadsworth.Yet The Voice newspaper - the only one that each week serves Britain’s African Caribbean communit ...

Anger mounts over local press pass Games snub

James Read Newsquest London press group editor Andy Parkes is furious with the capital's Mayor Boris Johnson and Olympics organisers after being left with no full press passes for his group of local papers to cover the Olympics. In May, the British Olympic ...

Media coverage of last year's England riots 'was disgraceful'

Media reporting of last summer’s riots has been heavily criticised in a damning new report, writes Marc Wadsworth exclusively for The-Latest. The weighty 10,000-word draft report, called Media and the Riots: A Call for Action, was written by top academic D ...

Black heritage boss calms fears over new centre's future

 Lizabeth Davis and Marc WadsworthBuilding work on Britain’s first permanent home for archives documenting black history has suffered a serious set back with the collapse of a construction firm. But the director of the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) pr ...

Top cop faces Black community backlash

 Plans by Britain’s top police officer to tackle racism in the Met and bring in changes to answer community concerns have been greeted with disbelief from some leading black people.Hogan-Howe pledged to “rid the Met” of racist police following a crisi ...

How big media's reporting of the 'riots' was biased

 More than 150 young people, broadcast, online and print journalists, scholars and community workers crammed into a lecture theatre at the London College of Communcation on Saturday for the groundbreaking Media and the Riots conference.The event was o ...

Become a Commonwealth community reporter and win an iPod

Young people keen to report eye-catching community stories from around the world have been given the chance to win a couple of iPods. Royal Commonwealth Society chiefs have launched the new initiative, supported by The-Latest, to encourage cub&nb ...

Police shooting victim Mark Duggan's family speak out

Marc Wadsworth - The-Latest ExclusiveMore than 600 peaceful mainly young black people packed into Broadwater Farm Community Centre last night to celebrate the life of Mark Duggan, the 29-year-old man whose shooting to death by a police marksman sparked a r ...

'Facebook and Twitter did not fuel riot'

Tech blogger Jonathan Akwue tells us why the police may be on a fool’s journey in scouring traditional social media to find out what’s happening on the ground in Tottenham. Metropolitan Police Commander Stephen Watson commenting on “police intelligence” ab ...

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