Monthly Archives: July 2011

Murdoch abandons BSkyB bid

The shock closure of the News of the World last week raised a number of pressing questions. One of these was: “What does this mean for the BSkyB bid?” Indeed, the first question asked on that night’s Question Time was whether this represented … Continue reading

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Walking through the narrow streets of Valencia’s medieval centre, we discovered a charming city steeped in culture and history. Growing up in Surrey does not prepare you for intense heat, it transpires. Like lizards we sought the shade, ultimately finding … Continue reading

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The Churnalism debate 06.07.2011

Last night much of the media world descended on Parliament for the launch of “Hacked Off”, the campaign to push for a public inquiry into the phone hacking scandal. There is no doubt that this is the issue of the … Continue reading

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World within World: Stephen Spender 05.07.2011

Last night, the Free Word Centre hosted a discussion of the life and work of Stephen Spender, one of the founders of Index on Censorship magazine. The event was organised jointly by Index on Censorship and English PEN. The panel … Continue reading

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