Author Archives | Barny de Hoedt

Public condemnation of arseholes doesn’t amount to censorship

A spectre is haunting us: the spectre of a new and evil form of censorship driven by the reverse tyranny of mob rule! Continue Reading

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‘Watergate’ editor Ben Bradlee dies aged 93

Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who oversaw the paper’s investigation of the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 93. Continue Reading

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Indy losses reduced by a third

The collective operating costs of the Independent, IoS and i newspapers fell by a third, to £12.3m, in the 12 months to September 2013. Continue Reading

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Postal workers prepared to strike over Sun controversy

Postal workers near Liverpool are threatening to strike if they are made to deliver free promotional copies of the Sun tomorrow. Continue Reading

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Local World photographers face zero-hour contracts

More than ten Local World photographers face losing their jobs, according to the National Union of Journalists. Continue Reading

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Melvyn Bragg: stop mocking working class

Lord Bragg has urged writers and television producers to to stop producing work that mocks the working class. Continue Reading

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DWP comms chief attacks Guardian ‘inaccuracy’

The DWP’s new Director of Communications has attacked the Guardian for “demonising” public servants with “innacurate” coverage of welfare reform. Continue Reading

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UK demoted in press freedom index

The UK has dropped three places in the press freedom index, to 33rd. Continue Reading

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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