Category - media

  • March 18, 2013

    Tonight, as the Lords vote on Leveson amendments, I have been taking part in a lively discussion, with expert input, hosted jointly by the two National Union of Journalists branches in Edinburgh.

  • March 18, 2013

    The disagreement about Leveson purports to be a debate about 'press freedom'. In those terms, it is monstrously distorted. Powerful interests are disingenuously trying to portray as lingering 'state control' a reasonable attempt to give an arms-length independent regulatory framework legal underpinning as a matter of last resort.

  • March 18, 2013

    The pressure group Hacked Off, which wants to see the full implementation of key elements of the Leveson inquiry into the operation and ethics of the press in Britain, has denounced last last week's press industry statement on the matter as "deeply misleading".

  • March 18, 2013

    As the three large Westminster parties seek a deal to handle the Leveson enquiry proposals on the press, details of a 'dab of statute' compromise are emerging.

  • March 17, 2013

    Sensational new twists in the story that got the whole controversy started are being overshadowed, says campaign group Hacked Off.

  • March 17, 2013

    "Media, Faith and State post-Leveson" is the theme of a panel discussion on Tuesday 19 March 2003 in the Martin Hall, Edinburgh University School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

  • March 16, 2013

    When Pope Francis first emerged into the blinking glare of global publicity, most people had little idea who he was, says Simon Barrow. The initial attempts to fill the media void with headlines, soundbites and images still leaves us bereft of deeper understanding. We need time to grow that, and to realise that it is the fruits of action rather than heated rhetoric that will get us closer to the complexity of truth.

  • March 13, 2013

    The man who will be the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics is Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ, Cardinal-Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

  • March 13, 2013

    As black smoke continued to rise above the Sistine Chapel earlier today, and as speculation bubbled in inverse proportion to the amount of information coming out of the Vatican about the papal conclave (that is, given the secrecy surrounding it, virtually none), journalists were faced with the task of finding something to do to 'keep the story alive'.

  • February 5, 2013

    Predictions that the new Archbishop of Canterbury would make a dramatic attack on the government over its marriage bill have proved wide of the mark.