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BBC vs Local Papers - the re-match

Sometimes it’s difficult to underestimate the sheer nerve of people – where I come from in Yorkshire it’s known as having a brass neck.

The award for sheer brass neck must go to the local newspaper publishers who’ve reacted strongly to a recent suggestion by the BBC’s Director of News, James Harding, that the BBC should fill the information vacuum in the regions caused by the retreat of commercially-owned newspapers, in a report called  474 more words


Honeyball's Weekly Round-up

Last week we were told that the out dated, sexist, objectification of women- in the form of The Sun’s Page 3 ‘girls’-was to cease. There was excitement across feminist circles, women commentators and campaigners who couldn’t hide their delight at this surprising victory, following a sudden apparent change of heart among the chiefs at The Sun. 361 more words

Labour Party

Gemma O'Doherty settles defamation case

Last June, the good folks at Rabble published an article I put together on the dismissal of Gemma O’Doherty from the Irish Independent.

While an employee getting dismissed from their job is nothing new, Gemma was the only journalist in 28 redundancies at Independent News and Media (INM). 490 more words

The Guardian

'Je Suis Charlie' vigil in London's Trafalgar Square after murder of Paris journalists

A crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square to express solidarity with the journalists, cartoonists and other victims of the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. 270 more words