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Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims, Attorney Michael Malowney

Islamophobic Media Coverage Is Out Of Control. It Needs To Stop! By Gabriel Arana

The Arabic word Islam simply means ‘submission’, and derives from a word meaning ‘peace’.

RETURNING TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TENETS OF “GOOD JOURNALISM”

While it’s impossible to predict what’s next, what we do know is that we are operating in a state of continual disruption, where something new is always around the corner. Whether it’s the further proliferation of mobile devices or the evolution of social platforms and interactive channels, news organizations that are able to recognize these new trends will be ahead of the curve.

New Book – Privacy and Libel Law: The Clash with Press Freedom

In Privacy and Libel Law: The Clash with Press Freedom, Paul Tweed asks the reader to decide whether there is indeed any hope for a return to the principle of quality in journalism that embodies fair and accurate reporting without offense to the rights and dignity of its citizenry.

The Ongoing [Public Media] Trial of Casey Anthony By Robin Barnes

Here we go again. The media is once again on the wrong story. Does Anthony’s acquittal means that police are obligated to continue the search? How about a documentary or extended report on the role of politics in this made for TV criminal case? A prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial recently announced he will run for the state attorney’s office in Florida.

Committee in UK Parliament Seek Reform of Defamation Law and Government Intervention

UK report on Defamation limits defenses against libel claims to strike a fairer balance between the protection of reputation and tabloid “free speech.”

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-defamation-bill1/news/publication-report/

Intelligent Observations about Rioting in the UK By Robin Barnes

Angry young people with nothing to do and little to lose are turning on their own communities, and they cannot be stopped, and they know it.

Is this really the “line”? by Patricia Sanchez-Abril

For over a hundred years, society – journalists, politicians, and judges alike — has been confounded over the elusive “line” between the private and public. For the past ten years or so, the emergence of technology, social media, and an intrepid press has intensified this debate. Critics and fearmongers have heralded the end of “privacy”; […]

TIME TO HOLD THE MEDIA TO ACCOUNT by Paul Wragg

So the News of the World is no more.  The past few weeks have seen a daily outburst of fresh and abhorrent allegations of the extent to which News of the World reporters were prepared to plumb the depths of depravity to bring ‘scoops’ that only the most prurient and unashamedly inhumane reader would enjoy.  […]