March 2007

'Rat Pack friend gave Marilyn suicide drug'

Catherine Elsworth in Los AngelesMovie goddess Marilyn Monroe's apparent suicide could have been the result of an elaborate plot that tricked her into killing herself hatched in the knowledge of Robert Kennedy, her sometime lover and US attorney genera ...

Ignored: The 'acceptable' face of brute force

Toni Comer's beating by Sheffield police caught on CCTV may recall Rodney King, but the big difference is the normality that the news media now assign such images, writes Priyamvada Gopal.It's a risky business, living in an age dominated by iconic ...

Blooker prize gongs for best blogs

Judges have announced the short-list for a literary prize aimed at honouring the best books based on blogs. Among the 15 short-listed "blooks" is one which claims to have invented a new genre of fiction. Last year's winning blook - Julie and ...

Goa lets paedophile tourists off the hook

THE-LATEST - EXCLUSIVEArmstrong Vaz and Rupa SudraAn internationally popular Indian luxury holiday destination is increasingly gaining notoriety as a magnet for foreigners who commit child abuse while the authorities look the other way.And experts says the ...

Sporting fireworks hit paradise islands

Armstrong VazCaribbean cricket fever has been sparked by the start of the prestigious World Cup tournament. West Indian islands have decked themselves out to play host to this mega sporting show which will has seen steel pan and drum playing fans whipped i ...

From citizen journalism myth to reality

Bertrand Pecquerie Citizen journalism has been haunting newsrooms since Dan Gilmor wrote We the Media Grassroots Journalism for the People by the Poeple in 2004. Suddenly, for Gillmor epigone and imitators (not for Gillmor himself), there was a new hero, t ...

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