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Posted: 23/10/11 01:00

After watching Occupy Wall Street from afar since mid-September (and being kept up-to-date on Twitter thanks to HuffPost US senior editor Craig Kannelly's constant stream of tweets), last weekend saw the protest move to London. We had editors there throughout the week (Business Editor Pete Guest even turning photographer for us while on the scene), but unsurprisingly many of our bloggers had opinions to share on the topic, too.

From Jason Reed's piece on how the media chose to cover the events on opposing sides of the Atlantic, to Jolyon Rubinstein's rallying call, it's proved a particularly potent subject for discussion. And that was before St Paul's Cathedral decided to close its doors indefinitely - the first time the place of worship has turned away visitors since World War II.

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Even more contentious, however, and another reason that this week looks set to have earned its place in the history books was the death on Thursday of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. As half our newsroom glued themselves to their laptops and phones, every TV screen in the building tuned to a different news station, the rest of us watched slack-jawed at the images emerging from Libya.

When the clouds of confusion finally lifted, it wasn't the death itself that prompted the outpouring of debate from our bloggers, but the reporting of it. Did the media, HuffPost UK included, go too far with the images published? Is it right the world could watch the grim last moments on YouTube? Have your say here, and do take the time to read Joe Dyke's brilliant debate on whether the death itself was legal or not.

From the contentious to the tragic. The horrific death of two-year-old Wang Yue in China on Friday, more than a week after she was run over not once but twice in the province of Guangdong, and then ignored by 18 passers-by, has been dubbed a 'moral numbness'. A so-called 'Good Samaritan Law' is now being called for, in answer to those who admitted ignoring the dying child for fear of reprisal in a country that has rewarded those offering assistance to injured individuals in the past with expensive lawsuits and financial ruin. Too little too late? For Wang Yue's bereaved parents, certainly.

 

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