October 2011

How racist is English football?

It hasn't been the best of weeks for Chelsea captain John Terry​, writes Barnaby Phillips. It ended with him face down in the grass after a calamitous slip, allowing Arsenal's Robin Van Persie​ to glide elegantly past and score the vital goal in an absorbi ...

Blogging has finally lost its geeky image

Heather Sunderland    Blogging has left behind its late ‘90s stereotype of being something that geeky teenage boys do in their bedrooms.It is now a firm part of modern day culture enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Business bloggers, ...

Gay Africans flee homelands in fear of persecution

Naomi AbrahamI first met Fred at a prayer service for gay men in an industrial part of Nairobi where even on a Sunday morning, the noise was deafening. The service was part biblical study and part support group. The other men who were worshipping with Fred ...

Top US journalist asks: Why not occupy newsrooms?

 Why Not Occupy Newsrooms?By David Carr, The New York Times24 October 11  <http://uk.mg.bt.mail.yahoo.com/news-section2/318-66/7468-occupy-wall-street-take-the-bull-by-the-horns>   <http://uk.mg.bt.mail.yahoo.com/news-section2/ ...

Protesters defy churchman to stay put at City camp

 Alex Anderson and Sam SpokonyAs Occupy London entered its second week, protestors outside St. Paul’s Cathedral were forced to reevaluate their future when the church’s dean asked them to leave the premises. Yesterday Reverend Graeme Knowles cite ...

Stomach-churning hypocrisy of West's murder of Arab leaders

It’s a gruesome sight all over TV, newspapers and the internet: the shocking images of a blood-soaked and apparently dead Muammar Gaddafi in his Libyan home town of Sirte, writes Omar Abdul Jabar.  After eight months of merciless, co-ordinated bombard ...

Street photographers wow judges of Big Picture competition

Thousands of people from around the world used a camera phone to take part in a new competition offering the winner a state of the art camcorder and the title “Street Photographer of the year”. The standard of entries for the first Citizen Journalism Educa ...

Opponent 'gobsmacked' by race gaffe spin doctor's new job

 Opponent'gobsmacked' by race gaffe spin doctor's new jobDanielle CroninLondon Mayor Boris Johnson's disgraced ex-chief political advisor whose race gaffe to The-Latest cost him his job at City Hall is back in hot water - this time in his native Austr ...

'Hurt at protest to defend health service, but no ambulance'

 Sam SpokonyThousands of protesters flooded Westminster Bridge today to protest controversial plans by the British government to reform the health care system. National Health Service officials, medical workers and activist groups were among the ...

Innocent murder accused man framed by media speaks out

Remember Chris Jefferies? If you don't, the front pages from last Christmas time will no doubt ring a bell. He's the retired schoolteacher from Bristol who was wrongly suspected of Joanna Yeates' murder - and was thoroughly monstered by most of Fleet Stree ...

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