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March 30, 2018

'Who cares about Black lives in Israel?'

Israeli state and religious authorities' racist attitudes towards African refugees may have deadly consequences, writes David Sheen.Comments made by Israel's top political and religious...

Heads held in shame: Rape, masculinity and the media

More perplexing than the chicken or the egg ruse, is whether it is the media that orchestrates fury within the public, or if it is the public that incites the media into vehemence.The widespread public outrage over the recent rape and murder of a young gir ...

Bad behaviour: the ethics of journalistic entrapment

If journalists condemn parliamentarians for dishonesty, why should they not also be held accountable to exactly the same standards themselves?As another parliamentary scandal sinks into the public consciousness, the over-riding impression we are left with ...
Margaret Thatcher: Blue Peter interview on Kampuchea

Margaret Thatcher: the woman who 'wrecked Great Britain'

Aging punk rockers, trade-unionists and decent people around the world greeted the news of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, with something less than respectful restraint, writes US journalist Alex Pareene.Despite their quaint maintenanc ...

Jealousy is for haters

Kavita Shah Have you ever considered what causes you to dislike someone else? Jealousy, the vicious feeling, can often be the cause. The words:  "I hate him, he's such a …" or  "I hate her, she's such a  ...

SCANDAL OF THE 9/11 BLACK-OUT

Orville W. Taylor  It is now five years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, commonly referred to as 9/11. Then, three years ago, an international force, spearheaded by the US and the UK went into Iraq, toppled its dictator and took cont ...

Investigative Journalism: Behind Enemy Lines

Like the muckrakers of America, investigative journalists have always been looked upon with scorn and distrust. At a time when Journalists and Journalism are facing an unprecedented level of attack in terms of public cynicism, legal constraints and the tur ...

Celebrity Z Factor

Elizabeth Simpson Pantomime season has started early this year.  Celebrity X Factor has tapped into the popular Christmas tradition.  The talent-less show is more than cheap entertainment in the guise of giving wannabe celebs the b ...

Darfur: the New Rwanda

  Oscar-winning actor George Clooney said that Americans should not "turn our heads and look away" from genocide in Darfur. The heart-throb star, who travelled to the region to see for himself,  told journalists that he wants to u ...

Who Guards The Guardians?

Deborah Hobson “The right to go to work safely on the tube. The right not to be killed by someone who has served his sentence for violent crime but remains dangerous. The right to live at home without being disturbed by anti-social behaviour out ...

Cameron Could Snatch Victory From Brown

Young voter Phil Simms, who lives in the 'true blue Tory ' heartland of Surrey, looks at the tantalising prospect of  new Conservative leader David 'Camelot' Cameron's chances of winning the next General Election, because his party has become more 'c ...

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