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July 12, 2019

Prisons scandal a blot on UK's human rights record

This year alone the British media has run countless stories about the "deteriorating" conditions inside the country's jails. And now it is official.In a hard-hitting paper, the chief...

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 ...

How pupils learn 'hire and fire' skills

James Ankobia TV programmes like The Apprentice have helped make  'enterprise' the new buzzword among young people and provoked debate about whether its principles can be taught in school. The BBC show is hosted by millionaire businessman Sir ...

Trio Jailed For Race Hate Murder

  Three Asian men have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 23-year-old Black IT worker during uprisings in Birmingham. Devout Christian Isaiah Young-Sam was trying to avoid rioting in Lozells last October, when he was stabbed in ...

Death of British Corner Shop

 Phil Simms   When French leader Napoleon was asked what he thought of the UK he famously replied: "Britain is nothing more than a nation of shopkeepers." So, who would have thought that in 10 years time - the 200 anniversary of th ...

Council of Black-Led Churches on Birmingham

AT A NEWS CONFERENCE: 'Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Chair of the Council of Black-Led Churches, said: 'We want to convey our condolences to the families and friends of those people who have died as a result of the tragic events that have unfolded in Birmingham ov ...

BBC's 'heavy-handed' TV licence firm slammed by public

Controversial outsourcer Capita has won a lucrative extension to its high-profile running of the BBC’s TV licence service.Capita will be re-engaged with a £560 million contract to the year 2020. The deal comes despite complaints from customers that the pro ...

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 ...

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 ...

UK anti-terror law spying abuse by local councils

Johnny GreatexThe Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) was brought in by Tony Blair’s Labour government in 2000 to combat terrorism. But UK local authorities also used the surveillance legislation to investigate minor offences, including checking ...

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