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Reports of child abuse are shaped by media hypocrisy

23 July 2019
Peter Bornshin suffered sexual abuse while in the care of social services in the early 1980s. He was tormented by his experiences at the Grafton Close Children’s Home, west London.

Jeremy Kyle and television’s grim reality

14 May 2019
The Jeremy Kyle TV show has been suspended after a guest died just days after filming an episode.

Time to stand against the Nazi Tommy Robinson in Salford

19 February 2019
Several Labour MPs and ­leading trade unionists have backed a protest against Nazi Tommy Robinson in Salford, Greater Manchester, this Saturday.

Should the internet be policed? And if so, by who?

12 February 2019
High profile cases have pushed internet regulation up the political agenda, but Simon Basketter says it isn’t the answer

Media bias is business as usual

22 January 2019
Diane Abbott’s disgraceful treatment on the BBC’s Question Time programme shone a light on media bias.

Newsquest journalists in Cumbria strike against cuts and for better pay

20 December 2018
'Knowing that I’m being used is leaving me feeling crushed at the end of each day,' said a striker.

How we can take control

02 December 2018
Journalists and politicians like politics to be a game for a few specialists, with ordinary people spectators at best. But we have the power to throw them into crisis

Working class Brexit voters weren’t conned by Facebook

07 August 2018
The official Vote Leave campaign fell foul of spending rules. But focusing on it ignores why people voted out

LETTERS - Drill music panic is a ploy to distract from real issues

17 April 2018
I’ve been frustrated to see headlines blame drill music for the recent rise in stabbings in London.

Did big data rig the votes?

03 April 2018
It’s a scary world out there. Powerful people are doing grubby things with personal information we may not even realise we’ve made available to them on the internet.

The battle for trust and truth in an era of fake news

30 January 2018
Pundits blame social media for damaging trust in the news. Nick Clark looks at the real truth and lies behind fake news

Don't let the corporations and the government censor the internet

17 December 2017
Government authorities in both the US and Britain are moving to restrict access to the internet, and it will be oppositional voices that lose out.

Slurs of the right wing press seek to divide residents’ justice movement

12 December 2017
Right wing news sources have been trying desperately to undermine calls to hold those responsible for the Grenfell Tower fire to account.

Is Putin pulling the strings?

18 November 2017
Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Sexism is what stops reporting of rape

29 August 2017
The case of a woman jailed for lying about rape highlights systematic hypocrisy over sexual assault, writes Sadie Robinson

Who’s pulling the strings?

16 May 2017
Alistair Farrow looks at the power of the media—and its limits

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?

04 April 2017
Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

Newsquest journalists 'even more resolved' to carry on fighting

26 October 2016
Striking journalists at regional newspapers produced by Newsquest South London are battling on in their fight against job cuts.

The Sun wot made it up - peddling lies about migrants

21 October 2016
The hyped up media war on refugees escalated this morning, Friday, in a slightly bizarre way.

Big turnout on Newsquest picket lines as workers start 7-day strike

13 October 2016
Journalists working on regional newspapers in south London walked out on the first day of a week-long strike today, Thursday.

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