Tag: BBC

Two thoughts on Nick Robinson’s plea for a re-think on journalism

Nick Robinson told some awkward truths about Britain’s broadcasting media in the inaugural Steve Hewlett Lecture on Thursday: above all the need for them to up their game by defending impartiality and engaging ‘dissident’ voices. He captured the excitement and confusion of the great debate about ‘whose side the media is on’ which comes from the mainstream media swimming in the same ocean of facts, half-facts and ‘alt facts’ as all comers in the era of the Internet, smart phone and self-broadcasting apps like Periscope.

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What can the Commonwealth do for journalists?

How can the Commonwealth confront the repression – and in some cases forceful oppression – of independent and critical journalists in some of its member states? This week Patricia Scotland, a Labour life peer and former...

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