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April 30, 2017

General Election coverage and biased reporting by UK broadcasters

Once parliament dissolves next week, politicians will be frantically touring the country to persuade people to vote for their party.  But since most people learn about the election in the media...

Truth about Hillsborough you didn't read on Sun's front page

As Jared Ficklin wrote on The Conversation website, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died.The verdicts, wh ...

Media sexism against female British politicians 'a disgrace'

If Scots vote as the polls suggest in the forthcoming UK general election, then Nicola Sturgeon will soon have some claim to being called the most successful British politician of her generation.In just a few short months, Sturgeon has taken her Scottish ...

Somalia: The 'deadliest country for journalists in Africa'

A high profile media event which brought together prominent journalists and proprietors from across Africa failed to adequately address the issue of press freedom, at a time when cases of media rights violations are on the increase in Eastern Africa.The Af ...

Porn, social media and the internet

Most mainstream social media platforms have struggled with what is euphemistically referred to as a “porn problem.” Some, like Facebook and Instagram, have responded by instituting draconian and perplexing anti-obscenity policies ...

General Election coverage and biased reporting by UK broadcasters

Once parliament dissolves next week, politicians will be frantically touring the country to persuade people to vote for their party.  But since most people learn about the election in the media, canvassing voters or holding rallies have limited value ...

'How Britain's media fuels public unrest'

Media-fired triggers of the August riots in 2011 that started in Tottenham - prejudice, disinformation, and institutional racism - are still crackling away in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.Negative press reporting encou ...

Football: big club bosses and a hostile sports media

As Jose Mourinho prepares for life as Manchester United’s latest manager, one enduring memory of his embattled predecessor, Louis van Gaal, must be his final press conference. It should have been the Dutchman’s proudest day in the job, bu ...

Study exposes dominance of privileged elite in British media

A study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission also found that 54 percent of the nation's "top 100 media professionals" attended private schools (as opposed to 7 percent of the population as a whole). This top-100 list comp ...

'No welcome for hard working immigrants in Britain'

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in the UK in the last few years. With its negative portrayal in our society, it is often not made clear why immigration can be a force for good.You only need to take a cursory glance at tabloid newspapers to ob ...

Paper forced to climb down over untrue migrants story

British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail has been forced to retract claims made about flights and buses being “fully booked” by economic migrants from Romania and Bulgaria. As restrictions on workers from the EU accession countries were s ...