Debate around the web

In links on June 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Martin Belam has written about some of the inconsistencies facing media regulation on election days. The issue has had more attention from Ian Burrell in The Independent.

Sunder Katwala wonders if the Daily Telegraph went easy on Boris Johnson’s expenses claim.

Marc Vallee writes about the important case of Suzanne Breen which threatns press freedom.

We’ve just discovered Who Comments – a database of the opinions of commentators and columnists who write regularly for the national press in bylined, op-ed, or other columns or blogs.

Polly Toynbee has opened her Twitter account to apologise for a crass analogy at the start of her column today.

UPDATE: Rape Crisis Scotland has published a letter highlighting problems with inaccurate and misleading reports concerning the pregnancy of a 12 year old girl. “Media accounts of this particular case have lurched in their portrayals of events from reputation-destroying vilification of the child at the centre of it, to more recent revisionist accounts which have been forced to acknowledge that the real story is one of rape – and not, as was almost universally implied in earlier accounts, moral turpitude and sexual promiscuity.”


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