Sammy Stein: Peace between Israel and Palestine requires working together
SNP Friends for Peace in the Middle East member Sammy Stein says responsible media reporting is essential in helping to resolve conflict
MICHAEL GRAY in his article 'SNP conference condemns illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine', reports that the SNP has overwhelmingly backed calls for Palestinian justice in the campaign against occupation and for a two-state solution in the Middle East.
Jonathon Shafi: We have to stand up to the rightwing press destroying civility in Britain
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi says that despite the rise of online media, newspapers still hold sway over national conversations and it must be addressed
THERE is a permanent sore in our society, oozing a toxic mix of hate, jingoism and bigotry.
Siobhan Tolland: Trump is exploiting a genuine media problem - and you should be afraid
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland warns that US President Donald Trump's rhetoric on the media will not end well for the people
THIS WEEK, the media is taking the brunt of Trump’s warring rhetoric. The lying media is something that certainly resonates here in Scotland, but I am becoming concerned about a tendency for some people to be seduced by the Trump school of media criticism.
Richard Walker: This is the attitude towards the media we need if we want to win indyref 2
Following Saturday's Scottish Independence Convention conference in Glasgow, we publish the full text of The National founding editor and former Sunday Herald editor Richard Walker's speech on media strategy for indyref 2
WHEN I started writing this speech I envisaged at least part of it as a plea for understanding of poor misunderstood journalists, under attack from all sides while plying an essentially noble trade.
Kirsty Strickland: Why 2016 was the year I learned to say Yes
CommonSpace columnist and feminist campaigner Kirsty Strickland explains how the sudden loss of her father motivated her to grab life's opportunities
I WAS in England when I got the call.
Me, my partner and my toddler had driven down to see his parents at their caravan in the beautiful, soul-cleansing scenery of Beadnell Bay, in Northumberland.
CommonSpace writer shortlisted for End Violence Against Women Awards
Awards celebrating writing excellence in awareness of abuse and sexism releases shortlisted writers
COMMONSPACE columnist Ani Donaldson has been shortlisted for the Write to End Violence Against Women awards (EVAWA) for this year.
The awards were set up to challenge and improve the standard of writing in journalism around the topic of violence against women and how it is presented and debated in the media.
Neil McLeod: I spent 20 years working in welfare rights, Toby Young, it's time for you to listen
Writer Neil McLeod says Ken Loach's new movie, 'I, Daniel Blake', shines a stark light onto the brutal real-life experiences of those struggling the most in society
THE general release of Ken Loach’s Palme D’or winning film 'I, Daniel Blake' last Friday prompted a huge reaction in terms of box office, social and mainstream media coverage.