Hopes for a further government inquiry into press misconduct were dashed this week as a Labour attempt to bring it back to life was narrowly defeated in The Commons.
Corbyn, Anti-Semitism and The Media. A letter to The Guardian this week outlines severe concerns about the recent controversy surrounding Jeremy Corbyn and anti-semitism. The letter is signed by dozens of academics, which might lead some to dismiss it as the work of the much-maligned “liberal elite.”
In this Week’s Media Alert from The Media Fund: The details of a Russian ‘Troll Factory”, an increase in people paying for online news, Media Democracy Festival and our picks of the week!
Activist video collective, Reel News announced a new website. The UK-based platform presents a wide range of videos focussed on the worldwide pushback against oppression and injustice. In their launch statement, Reels News gives some very telling reasons for the move:
A round-up of the hottest takes from the best UK Indy Media. In this week’s edition of Media Alert: A Social media crises of confidence, a hard-right hero falls for a spoof, and our Picks of The Week!
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