Sian Boyle

Entries by Sian Boyle

The Boston Bombings Are a Daily Occurrence for Many Around the World

(23) Comments | Posted 19 April 2013 | (00:00)

On Monday there was a bomb attack. A coordinated series of bombs set off in a probable terrorist attack suddenly and unexpectedly killed people and wounded dozens. People lost limbs, blood stained the streets and chaos and carnage ensued. The bombs killed 33 people and wounded 160 more. The bombs...

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Cut the Caricature of the Poor, Not Their Welfare

(0) Comments | Posted 6 April 2013 | (22:13)

Today the top rate of tax fell to 45%, which nicely coincides with the culmination of a week's all-out left-right press war on the use and abuse of the benefits system and the Coalition's differing policies for the rich and poor.

In the blue corner, we have...

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The BBC Car Crash Rolls on: Entwistle's Resignation Must Have the Rest of the Media Cackling

(5) Comments | Posted 11 November 2012 | (23:00)

So, BBC director general George Entwistle has resigned after a record low of 54 days in the job. I can't help but feel a little bit sorry for him; he's had one sh*t-storm after the other, and it must be nauseating to kiss goodbye to your

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Tipping the Gender Imbalance in the Media: Louder, Better, Faster, Stronger

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (18:06)

I was shocked but not surprised to learn in a report on women in the media that male journalists completely dominate their female counterparts, writing 78% of all front-page articles examined and accounting for 84% of those mentioned or quoted in lead pieces.

On work experience placements...

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