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IMPRESS announces appointments panel
Rival press regulator today IMPRESS today announced the members of the appointments panel which will pick its board. The move comes as the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the new regulator backed by most major publishers, prepares for launch on 8 September.
NUJ shock at brutal murder
The NUJ joined the international community in expressing its shock at the video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in 2012.
No plea entered in Andy Coulson perjury case
The High Court in Glasgow yesterday saw proceedings begin against former News of the World editor and government director of communications Andy Coulson on three charges of perjury.
Rupert Murdoch withdraws $80bn bid for Time Warner takeover
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has scrapped its bid to take over Time Warner, a move that would have created a media behemoth and was widely seen as the crowning deal of Murdoch's mogul career.
Protesters occupy the BBC for it's biased reporting of Israel's assault on Gaza
The BBC, refusing to explain the occupation of Palestine, is now occupied itself: "Seems likely to be the only time an occupation is commented on," says comedian Mark Thomas. Campaigners have occupied the lawn outside BBC Bristol over its Gaza reporting.
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Thatcher's 1984 cover-up: the secret hit list
Sir Tim launches citizen's web campaign
Publish and be proud
New Labour's fatal flaw: an addiction to spin
We'll believe it when we see it!
The Leveson Inquiry and the raucous press
Berlusconi brothers get jail terms in Il Giornale case
European citizens' media pluralism initiative launched
The Prisoner of Fleet Street
Standing up for citizens' complaints
Phone-hacking police charge Rebekah Brooks
Reporting Gaza: Why the Media Bias?
For majority of the British media, the importance of presenting impartial news coverage has always been a key objective, but the notion of achieving balance and context has been questioned during the recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza. The death and destruction – and especially the deaths of so many children – has appeared in brutal contrast with the relatively minor impact of the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel. Moreover, Western media has been criticised for failing to cover the conflict in a fair manner and some media outlets, the BBC in particular, appear infused with a pro-Israeli bias. Equality in news reporting is not the only issue troubling the traditional media as a result of the recent turmoil in the Middle East; more journalists than ever before are losing their lives and insurgents are increasingly using social media to spread propaganda.
Nicholas Jones is joined by Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition; Tim Llewellyn, former Middle East correspondent for the BBC, and Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network.
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The 84 miners' strike remembered
Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (events in 2014)
The Picnic at Orgreave Sat 14 June
Durham Miners' Gala 12 July
The Tolpuddle Festival Tolpuddle, Dorset, Fri 18 - Sun 20 July
South Yorkshire Festival Wortley Hall, Barnsley, 16 August
A day-long national event supported by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the NUM in the refurbished Unity Hall in Wakefield on 7 March 2015.
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MINERS' STRIKE REMEMBERED ON FACEBOOK
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DOWNLOAD FREEPRESS NOW
Download Freepress in PDF, ePub or mobi format. Issues 197,198 and 199 are now available in PDF format only.
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MEDIA FOR ALL CONFERENCE
Papers from the Media for All Conference
The media’s job is to inform and entertain us but we rely on them too to tell us what our rulers and representatives are up to. In the run-up to the Iraq war the government used spin and disinformation in the media to create panic and mislead people. The truth is coming out now, but we need stronger, more independent media to be able to scrutinise governments and make informed choices.
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media communications policy resources (from Katharine Sarikakis of Leeds university)
international federation of journalists
pr watch's 'spin of the day'
campaign for freedom of information
save welsh tv
media watch mailing list
signs of the times
Brass Check TV
undercurrents (for the news you don't see on the news)
Index on Censorship - international campaign for free expression, based on publication and website
michael moore's site
RAM (Refugees, Asylum-seekers and the Mass media) project bulletin
europa: 'an internet site covering Europe as a common area of freedom, security and justice' - web site of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Home Affairs
One World TV
community media association
bad subjects: political education for everyday life - from the University of California at Berkeley
Pressnet: Journalists, Journalism and Mass Media in Internet.
truth out - a US Democrat news site
archives of the weekly spin
International Network for Cultural Diversity
Observatoire Français des Médias (French only)
media reform - us-based campaigning group also known as Free Press
NUJ Brussels branch
ePolitix - get your own e-mail news feed
bectu (broadcast, entertainment, cinematograph and theatre union)
Middle East Media Guide
national union of journalists (UK & Ireland)
International Women's Media Foundation - US based organisation aimed at increasing women's participation in the media.
allmediascotland - a directory and portal for the scottish media industry
British Helsinki Human Rights Group
send e-mail to altmedia (you have to subscribe first)
Taking Sides weblog on IRAQ
writers' guild of great britain
vertigo - independent UK film magazine
Liberty's 'yourrights' online provides information and access to advice on human rights issues such as free expression and privacy as well as information on the specific rights of various individuals and groups.
european journalism centre
who owns what - from columbia journalism review
Public Voice, a voluntary sector coalition campaigning on citizens' interests in communications.
Alliance for Lobbying Transparency
new internationalist online
Ofcom website - the uk's broadcasting and telecoms regulator
the memory hole