Media Rebuttal: Why is there a blackout on John Bolton’s Venezuela oil grab remarks?
CommonSpace looks at The BBC, The Guardian and the New York Times’ coverage of the latest US sanctions on Venezuela, and finds that obvious lines of inquiry about US motivations for the new sanctions have been missed out entirely
THE latest development in the Venezuela crisis has seen the US step up its sanctions on the country, focusing on its biggest asset - oil.
Anthony Fletcher: How the Daily Record lied about me - and didn't get away with it
Anthony Fletcher, a sperm donor who was wrongly accused by the Daily Record of illegal activity, writes about his complaint to IPSO which was upheld with an apology on the front page, and offers an explanation as to why such a big mistake could have been made.
Corbyn floats BBC overhaul and public interest journalism fund to hold powerful accountable
Jeremy Corbyn has announced a series of 'radical' proposals which he said would re-empower those who create and consume media over those who own it
LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn has put forward a series of "radical" reforms which he hopes will start a public debate about how to create a media for the digital age which is controlled by those who consume and create it rather than by the elite.
‘Clashes’, ‘Dozens die’ - Why is BBC reporting not clear about who the killers and killed were in Gaza massacre?
CommonSpace spoke to Greg Philo, author of three books on media reporting of Israel-Palestine flashpoints, about the BBC’s coverage of the latest massacre in Gaza
THE BBC’s reporting of the latest massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli military forces has once again led to criticism of the public broadcaster for not providing an accurate account of events.
UK Government accused of betraying press abuse victims over Data Protection Bill
Opposition MPs have criticised the government for ditching a commitment to "Leveson 2"
COMMITMENTS to a second Leveson inquiry into the standards of the press have been scrapped from the new Data Protection Bill by the UK Government, a move criticised by Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson MP as a "betrayal" to victims of press abuse and phone hacking.
Corbyn warns press barons: 'Change is coming'
The Labour leader has fought back after claims he was a Czech spy
JEREMY CORBYN has promised the "billionaire, tax exile press barons" that change is coming, after titles such as the Sun, the Daily Mail and others reported false claims that Corbyn was a communist spy.
Daily Mail apologises to First Minister over flag attack
The Scottish Daily Mail issued the retraction in its Friday paper and apologised to the First Minister for its erroneous front page splash
THE SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL issued a retraction and apology on Friday after its Wednesday front page wrongly claimed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had cut the number of days that the Union flag would be flown from 15 to one.
Anti-poverty campaigners slam Scottish Sun's 'dangerous' language on welfare claimants
Poverty Alliance director says terms like 'disabled junkies' are 'extremely offensive'
THE SCOTTISH SUN newspaper has come under fire from anti-poverty campaigners for an article on benefits recipients which campaigners say stigmatises those on low incomes.
In a letter to the Scottish Sun's editor, Gordon Smart, Poverty Alliance director Peter Kelly said the language used by the newspaper to describe "drunk" and "drugged" people receiving state support was "divisive" and could cause real harm to individuals.
Leaked document reveals cabinet dispute over broadcasting "censor" plans
Javid: "It should be noted that other countries with a pre-transmission regulatory regime are not known for their compliance with rights relating to freedom of expression"
FORMER culture secretary Sajid Javid wrote to the prime minister in March to inform him that he could not back Home Secretary Theresa May's 'counter-extremism' plans to vet British broadcasters' programmes before transmission, a leaked letter has revealed.