ISIS’ unwitting ally: the Western media

An unlikely symbiotic relationship is developing between the western media and ISIS. Every brutal execution video ISIS produces provides a sensationalist story for newspapers to report on. The media duly propagates the video and advertises its existence to the public. It has reached the stage where journalists are trawling the internet looking for the next […]

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Profile: Alan Rusbridger

Luke Mintz speaks with former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger about British journalism, government surveillance, and university no-platforming   Traipsing upstairs to Alan Rusbridger’s Oxford study, I struggled to throw off the feeling of meeting a terrifying giant. Appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian in 1995, Rusbridger has lived at the centre of British media for as long […]

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After Charlie, what about Baga?

The first seven days of 2015 saw the Charlie Hebdo attack, the car bombing in Sanaa, Yemen, and the Boko Haram’s massacre in Baga, Nigeria. The fact that the 17 deaths in Paris has dominated headlines and world politics while the 2000 reported (but not yet confirmed) dead in Baga has been almost entirely ignored […]

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Napier, Nolan & Nuance

It is not often that I am inspired to seemingly defend Catholicism’s stance on paedophilia – nor, indeed, to ostensibly offer a plea for paedophiles themselves. But this is what this is: apparently such an apologia. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier purportedly felt the same impulse recently on the Stephen Nolan show, accused by the titular 5 Live […]

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