British Media

Shedding Light on the Threat of Terrorism at Qatar's 2022 World Cup

Quintan Wiktorowicz | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Quintan Wiktorowicz

Citing a confidential assessment by former South African police chief Andre Pruis, British media is trying to make the case that Qatar is too vulnerable to terrorism to serve as host. As someone who has worked on counter-terrorism issues for nearly 20 years, I find this argument wrong for three key reasons.

Is The Sun Paywall a Triumph for Marketing Over Journalism?

Jonathan Weinberg | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Jonathan Weinberg

With a digital-first generation growing up with no real interest in newspapers, their heritage or traditional brand allegiances, a paywall that is designed to stave off losses from a growing print decline could well eventually consign the journalism in both its offline and online arms to just a historic footnote on Wikipedia.

The Disarming Honesty of Rupert Murdoch

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

With Warhol-ian sarcasm, the sly and powerful 81-year-old media mogul told the Leveson Inquiry that he basically has nothing to hide, let alone fear from this farcical tirade against his corporate stranglehold on public opinion.

Asylum Seekers Deserve Help not Hindrance From the Media

Christopher Beanland | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK
Christopher Beanland

Why do asylum seekers get such a rough ride in the media? There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding at the heart of the debate which is exploited by certain papers and politicians to trick the British public into thinking things which aren't true.

The Truth About The BBC

Callum Jones | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
Callum Jones

Whilst the Beeb faces this constant barrage of intimidation, it just carries on doing what it does best by serving the public. No matter what mud may be slung its way, our public broadcaster just keeps trundling on, as it has done for the past eighty-four years.

R.I.P. News Of The World

Jonty Langley | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK
Jonty Langley

News of the World may have hacked people's voicemail, but its real crime was the elevation of tawdry gossip to the status of news and the radical simplification of real news to the level of gossip.

Jeremy Hunt Tells Commons He Is Referring BSkyB Bid To Competition Commission

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Jeremy Hunt's statement to the Commons: Mr Speaker the events of last week shocked the nation. Our proud tradition of journalism, which for centuri...