Sunday Times

The Fin­an­cial Times has a trenchant cri­tique of BBC World­wide and its impact on the pub­lic ser­vice broad­cast­ing debate. But who exactly is the per­son ‘famil­iar with the BBC Trust’s think­ing’ that they quote? Or the lead­ing Lon­don banker? Don’t be temp­ted by the obvi­ous jig­saw iden­ti­fic­a­tion. A per­son famil­iar with the BBC Trust’s think­ing says: […]

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Some inter­est­ing details — if true — in the Sunday Times on the UK intel­li­gence ser­vice and Sean Lan­gan’s disappearance.

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How should the world’s armies respond to cri­ti­cism or neg­at­ive stor­ies in the media? Well they could take note of the health­ily robust approach demon­strated by Sri Lanka’s Min­istry of Defence. They tackle crit­ics head on! Check out a piece from their web­site below: Mr. Iqbal Athas, stop insult­ing our sol­diers’ sac­ri­fices A free press or […]

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Bring out the Branson

November 21, 2006

Screw It, Let’s Do It. Looks like James Mur­doch has been tak­ing ‘les­sons in life’ from Richard Bran­son. Sir Richard, a minor­ity share­holder in NTL, is unhappy because James has snuck in and bought a bil­lion quid’s worth of ITV stock. Sir Rick’s anger has led him into the dan­ger­ous aca­demic trap of assert­ing ‘strong’ media effects: […]

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