Entries by Des Freedman from 11/2012

The BBC: Is This the Corporation's Hacking Crisis?

| Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Those newspapers that are now revelling in the BBC's discomfort are in no position to do so and are motivated less by a commitment to rigorous and independent journalism than by the opportunity to make life difficult for their publicly-funded rival. Some of the hypocrisy is astounding.

Leveson: Does the Sentence Fit the Crime?

| Posted 11.30.2012 | UK Politics

We need far more than the Leveson Report is ever likely to give us: ownership caps to break up giant concentrations of media power, a call for unionisation to protect the rights of journalists, and more democratic forms of governance to take control away from all-conquering proprietors.