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    How do we get our news about conflict and war? (BBC radio programme)

How do we get our news about conflict and war? (BBC radio programme)

How do we get our news about wars such as in Syria or lesser-known conflicts such as that between Kurds and the army in south-eastern Turkey? Thanks to social media we have multiple sources and the images or facts can travel instantly around the globe. But who do we trust and what is the role of hard-pressed mainstream news outfits?

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    Whittingdale and the ex-dominatrix: conspiracy of silence or good press behaviour?

Whittingdale and the ex-dominatrix: conspiracy of silence or good press behaviour?

This is the original version of an article that appeared in Newsweek on 13.4.16.

The John Whittingdale ‘dominatrix’ story is a classic case study of the eternal balancing act between the right to privacy and the public interest in disclosure. In practice this is rarely a purely ethical or editorial decision. Inevitably, legal, political and taste issues will come into […]

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Outreach, Social Impact at Medium

This article is by Henna Zamurd-Butt and was originally published on Medium
Content about social change and activities for social change
I’ve been working with various digital media platforms for the past seven years, from For Books’ Sake, championing women writers to Catch 21, engaging young people in politics and Newzulu, empowering citizens to report the news — they’ve all sought to achieve […]

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April 6th, 2016|Journalism|0 Comments|

Brussels 22/3 (Guest blog)

The Brussels attacks should prompt serious introspection about European society, but are also part of the internationalisation of the Syrian war, writes LSE Media and Communications Associate Professor Dr Bart Cammaerts

Being a Belgian it was a weird and surreal day on Tuesday, but surrealism is after all a defining characteristic of the Belgian soul. From very early in the morning, […]

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Brussels: reporting the horrible truth

The horrible truth is that ISIS has got what it wanted today: huge publicity for its cause and a dramatic incursion into the consciousness of western publics and politicians. Paradoxically, it has achieved that thanks to our free media. A news media that has covered the Brussels atrocities in extraordinary full and graphic detail, breaking the news with incredible alacrity and […]

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