UK Government hosts global press freedom conference on same day as it defends spying on journalists in court
“It is ironic that on the very day the Bureau is making this case against the British government’s surveillance regime in the highest court in Europe, the same government is hosting a global summit on press freedom.”
The media is dead, long live the media!
As journalists are laid off in both digital and traditional media news rooms, there is a need to reinvent news models. CommonSpace journalist Rhiannon Davies explains how we are seeking to do that in 2019 following our survey responses, some of which she outlines below.
THE past couple of weeks has seen swathes of high profile cuts right across the spectrum of digital media:
In a climate of surveillance, does self-censorship threaten Scottish journalism?
As 2018 comes to a close, the CPJ reports that jailing journalists has become the ‘new normal’, while Scottish PEN finds that self-censorship threatens freedom of speech.
A study produced by Scottish PEN and the University of Strathclyde shows the alarming impact of pervasive surveillance on writers in Scotland.
'Unprecedented' BBC appeal to UN to protect journalists in Iran
BBC journalists will appeal to the United Nations (UN) for protection from Iranian authorities
THE BBC has launched an "unprecedented" appeal to the UN to protect its Persian service staff, the corporation says journalists at the BBC Persian service have been subjected to a campaign of harassment including death threats.
The BBC said it is making the appeal, the first of its kind in history, to the United Nations to protect the human rights of BBC journalists and their families from persecution.
Steve Topple: The UK's media is not free and fearless - but we can change it
CommonSpace columnist Steve Topple examines how free the UK's media really is - both old and new
WHAT do Costa Rica, Ghana, Tonga and Uruguay all have in common? Exoticism? Coffee? Former colonies? No. They all rank higher in the latest Press Freedom Index than the United Kingdom.
.@apoliticalpod: Interview with CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty
Apolitical kicks off season two of its interview series with CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty
IN the first episode of season two of Apolitical, CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty joins the team in the studio to discuss her recent departure from the Sunday Herald.
"Chilling message": Common Weal board writes to Herald editor over Angela Haggerty sacking
Journalist wrote column about cyber abuse and misogyny for the Sunday Herald
THE BOARD of the Common Weal think tank has sent a letter to Herald and Times Group editor-in-chief Magnus Llewellin raising concerns over his dismissal of Sunday Herald columnist and CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty.
Haggerty's regular Sunday column was cancelled after she tweeted her solidarity with Graham Speirs, a sports journalist at the Herald who left the paper after a threat of legal action from Rangers Football Club over one of his articles.
Journalist investigating Emma Caldwell murder claims he was spied on by police
Police Scotland refused to deny that it had used Ripa powers to spy on journalists
EAMON O'CONNOR, an investigative journalist, has accused Police Scotland of spying on him as he investigated the ten-year-old unsolved murder of sex worker Emma Caldwell.