Debate around the web

In links on July 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Two regional editors have joined the board of the Press Complaints Commission.

A celebrity couple are arguing for their divorce proceedings to be held in secret – via Media Guardian.

Some media lawyers said the way in which the celebrity family had conducted the case was “scandalous”, because the ban had been imposed without notifying the press or providing them with information to challenge it.

Facebook is hiring lobbyists to promote its views on internet privacy to governments.

Fake David Milibands on Twitter are calling time on their hoax:

“I’m not happy about duping the media, but they learned something,” said one of the hoaxers. All journalists had to do to realise the account was fake was to read one or two of previous updates”

Sarah Ditum asks why the Daily Mail is supporting Simon Singh in his libel case.

Nick Ferrari has quit Press TV in protest at its coverage of the Iranian election – via Press Gazette.


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