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To the organisers of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction:

We, the undersigned, add our names to this letter to highlight our anger and sense of betrayal at the 2015 judging panel for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: a panel which includes Grace Dent and Cathy Newman, two prominent journalists who have both recently contributed to the creeping rise of Islamophobic vitriol in mainstream news and the normalisation of bigotry against a a group of people increasingly vilified as unenlightened and unwelcome neighbours. 876 more words

Media

Jon Snow "became burglar to support drugs habit"

Veteran newsreader Jon Snow was arrested by police this morning, after being discovered apparently  burgling the house of Sir Trevor McDonald.

Snow recently participated in a medical trial smoking skunk for a Channel 4 documentary, and subsequently graduated from the potent cannabis to crack, and then heroin, in the space of twenty minutes. 270 more words

Society

Why I don't want Cathy Newman to be sacked. #VisitMyMosque #CathyNewman

Poor Cathy Newman has had a bad week and it would be a shame to stick the boot in any more. However, you might say she “ushered” herself into this one. 977 more words

Sensationalism and Islam: too late to apologise?

By The Post-colonial Millennial

Is it ever too late to apologise?

2015 has been a pretty eventful year for this particular post-colonial millennial. Only 45 days into the new year and I have already seen so much to comment on.

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What a week for some in media land

Its been a strange for many of those who report the news making the headlines themselves.

  1. Brian Williams suspended by NBC for fabricating being under attack in Iraq in 2003.
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UK NEWS

The art of the non-apology

First, establish the sequence of events and what *exactly* you are apologising for. (and what you’re not)

1/4 I have written to South London Islamic Centre and offered my sincere apologies for tweets sent in haste after I visited there in error.

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News

Channel 4 News Presenter Cathy Newman Apologises To South London Islamic Centre Over Tweets

Several weeks ago Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman sparked a social media firestorm after tweeting she had been “ushered onto the street” during ‘Visit My Mosque Day’, implying that unfriendly attitudes towards women were behind her expulsion. 253 more words

UK News