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MediaAcT Final Research Report

The final research report of the MediaAcT project asks: How fragile is media credibility? It includes research, debates and perspectives on accountability and transparency in journalism. Published: June 2013.

Challenging the media’s narrative on violence against women

By Sian Norris On Valentine’s Day, 2013, Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was shot in the home they shared. It’s now for the courts to decide if her death was murder or an accident. But one thing was decided within hours, by the Sun newspaper. Her death was sexy. The Sun’s front page featured a [...]

A sensible report from the EU? On media regulation? Wonder if it was reported fairly by our press?

by Horatio Mortimer A group of experts convened by the vice president of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes, this week published its report on media freedom and plurality. An EU report “calling for media regulation?” You can just imagine the frothing in some newsrooms. The group was initially convened for several reasons : firstly the fear that in certain [...]

The most undemocratic thing about the EU is the media

by Horatio Mortimer The weekend before last (April 14), The Sunday Telegraph published a news article by Andrew Gilligan claiming that the “EU pours millions into groups seeking state control of the press.” Gilligan claims that the EU was angry with the way it is treated in the British press, and is therefore “seeking new national and [...]

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