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How Journalism Works…Egypt To Wapping

It is of course a total injustice that three journalists have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Egypt for writing things that the Egyptian Government dont like. That of course would be the same Egyptian Government, which is backed … Continue reading

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Peace Journalism? LetsWriteAlongerism?

Interesting seminar on “Peace Journalism” at QUB on Friday. Hosted by Dr John Brewer and sponsored by the Community Relations Council. The main problem is that “Peace Journalism” seems like a good idea but is so nebulous that nobody, seemed … Continue reading

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How Journalism Works?

So the Phone Hacking Trial started last week. A couple of journos have already decided to plead guilty. But interestingly the Trial revealed today that the two star defendants Rebekkah Brooks and Andy Coulson were having an affair for six … Continue reading

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Amnesty Event Falls Flat

The Amnesty Event at An Feile failed to sparkle. And certainly no fireworks. The Panel chaired by Patrick Corrigan Allison Morris…Irish News BBC Investigative Reporter. Kevin Magee….BBC Investigative Reporter Barry McCaffrey….a reporter with “The Detail” . What we had was … Continue reading

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Alan Whicker Dies

TV Reporter Alan Whicker has died aged. He was eighty seven. Best remembered for the ” Whickers World” series which concentrated too much on the lifestyles of the rich and famous…much parodied in style. Indeed Monty Python did the spoof … Continue reading

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Stuart Hall Jailed

Stuart Hall, for five decades the voice of the BBC in Manchester has been sent to prison for fifteen months for abusing young girls. Now in his eighties,the light sentence reflects his age. Yet it sends out a signal to … Continue reading

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SDLP Communications Manager…Job Opportunity?

The SDLP ar advertising for a Communications Manager to head up their Media Team. I know what you are all thinking. Why have they not simply approached…me. Well obviously I am more than capable and would do it or half … Continue reading

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Is That George Lee On “Prime Time”.

Ah George Lee…don’t ya just love him? For ages he was the RTE Economics Editor. And suddenly he decided he wanted to be a politician…for Fine Gael. At the Dublin by-election caused by the death of Seamus Brennan, in June … Continue reading

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The British Press. Victims Of Their Own Malice

Hyperbole….it can be defined as The Sun reporting that the “crisis” over Press Regulation as “D Day”. There is something particuarly hilarious about Journalists talking about their favourite subject…themselves. Hyperbole…yes but also Hypocrisy. Legislation is about the balance of ┬áRights. … Continue reading

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Local News Values?

I actually bought The Guardian yesterday. The first newspaper I have bought since the Leveson Report was published prior to Christmas. Actually it was far too soon to get any kind of real “behind the headlines” analysis of the Papal … Continue reading

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