While blogs and citizen media may only rarely break controversial stories in the UK, in countries like Singapore and China, where mainstream media is controlled by government, they often have a much greater impact. This special edition of Witness broadcast on Al Jazeera English highlights the importance of blogging to the public sphere in Russia. […]
Abby Martin takes a look the state of media today, highlighting instances of journalists who have gone against the editorial lines of their respective networks. Abby also speaks with investigative journalist and former CNN reporter Amber Lyon, about her experience with media censorship and the topic of journalist integrity in time when disinformation is abound.
Tory right-wing MP, Dominic Raab, has had a busy summer emailing out Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. Raab’s most recent target has been the police, or to be precise, the Police Federation. Raab believes the body, which was founded in 1919 by the government, spends too much money representing its members rather than fighting crime. […]
The Hansard Society is an important organisation which promotes political participation. It states: ‘Civic society is most effective when its citizens are connected with the institutions and individuals who represent them in the democratic process… There has never been more urgency for Parliament to engage with the public.’ It is clear that blogs, Twitter and […]