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May 06, 2022

'Working-class representation in British journalism hits record low'

 A newly-released Diversity in Journalism report found that working-class people were heavily unrepresented in the news industry and that journalists were almost twice as likely as the general...

Internet companies 'to profit from UK snooping bill'

In an increasing climate of mass surveillance, concerns over Briton’s depreciating privacy rights have been compounded by figures released under the Freedom of Information law.The figures, published today by privacy rights campaign group Big Brother ...

Shocking new rates of suicide revealed for US soldiers

Despite the July 4 Independence Day tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble.Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration (VA).  A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans ar ...
The Strange Death of Harry Stanley - Award Winning Short Film

No justice after police killing of Harry Stanley

A British police apology and thousands of pounds in compensation this week to the family of Ian Tomlinson three years after an officer unlawfully killed him with a baton brought back memories of another man's death in similar circumstances. Harry Stanl ...

Is this the end of the newspaper blog?

A number of its blogs are being cut at the New York Times and it is reviewing the future of many more. The Green blog, Media Decoder and The Choice (about getting into and paying for university) have all been chopped.The axing of the blogs at the New York ...
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Deprived of opportunity: an angry young man speaks out

In the midst of the recession in the UK, and supposed economic recovery, some are affected more than others. This short monologue titled 2008 was directed by Alfred K Mante of Narrow Path Films. It voices the frustration of a generation, trying to make goo ...

Red Cross attacks US for force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners

Humanitarian organisation the Red Cross has urged the Obama administration to address the situation in Guantanamo Bay that has compelled prisoners to starve themselves.They have criticised force-feeding as a solution to the hunger strike."The issue of ...
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Young people weigh up whether it's worth voting

British parliamentarians have been challenged by young people to say why it is worth supporting them at the polls.Bite the Ballot campaigners organised a House of Commons event on the issue this week as part of a media debate taking place in the ...

Victory for campaign to keep Black heroes in lessons

Plans by the British government to axe two Black heroes from school history lessons have been halted by campaigners.It took nearly 36,000 names on a petition and letters to the UK's Secretary of State for education, Michael Gove, from politicians, trad ...

Divided by Race, United in War and Peace

A ground-breaking British project that featured Black and white war veterans working together with young people was brought to a triumphant close with the screening of a new documentary film, writes Oliver Barrett.The Divided by Race, United by War an ...

Protests mark Anonymous five-year assault on Scientology

Hacktivist group Anonymous celebrated the fifth anniversary of its internet campaign and demonstrations against cult religion the Church of Scientology.Protests took place outside Church of Scientology headquarters in Manchester and central London. The-Lat ...

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