Quote of the week – 13/4/11

“It is a clever move in terms of public relations: it is part of the common ‘we put our hands up’ and ‘let’s just now draw a line’ rhetorical approach often used by the insincere and culpable.”

New Statesman magaine’s David Allen Green looks at the thinking behind the News of the World‘s phone hacking apology.

(Source: New Statesman)

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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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