November 2011

RIOT: The People, the State and the Media

 I have to confess to a wearying sense of ‘deja vu’ about all this, for reasons which will be apparent in the course of this presentation.There has been much debate since the events of 6th August to 13th August 2011 as to whether what the nation had e ...

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 organi ...

Black journalists urgently needed in snowy white newsrooms

 Thomas L Blair Most Britons of goodwill welcome the government’s riot inquiry panel that has just delivered its interim report. They also accept the calming pleas in Out of the Ashes by David Lammy, the Black MP in strife-torn, multi-racial Tott ...

Doctors death fears for cancer sufferers who are poor

 Poor people are more likely to avoid going to see a doctor about cancer symptoms than those who are better off, according to a new study.University College London researchers who probed a sample group of 2,000 British adults found that the low paid a ...

Support worker's protest against pensions injustice and cuts

On November 30 millions of public sector workers will take industrial action across the UK for pensions justice and against the government's austerity programme. Campaigning anti-poverty charity War on Want is urging its supporters to add their voices in s ...

Half of US voters say bomb Iran if sanctions fail

Fifty percent of Americans believe military action should be taken to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions do not work, according to a national poll released today. The Quinnipiac University survey also found that more Americans disapprove, by 50 perce ...

Tech community unites against planned web censorship

Nancy ScolaEver since the days of Napster, the online music store and best buy company, both the recording and movie industry have treated the internet as a place on the map marked “here be dragons.” For the last decade, Hollywood and big music have spent ...

UK mental health emergency services 'failing patients'

People with urgent mental health issues struggle to access the emergency treatment they need, according to a new independent inquiry.The Listening to experience research findings was released by leading UK mental health charity Mind this week.Hundreds of p ...

Special offer: national Media and the Riots event

 Dear Member of The-Latest I'm delighted to be able to make a special, one-off  offer to you as a valued member of The-Latest which  is co-hosting an amazing event with the Citizen Journalism Educational  Trust. It is for you to ge ...

Be part of the 'Media and the Riots' big debate

 We all have views about whether or not the shocking events in our inner cities of August were covered in a fair and balanced way by big media. Many black people, particularly young ones, I have spoken with think the “riots” were badly reported, with ...

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