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Martin Bell says 24-hour news channels are 'frenzied and fallible'. His former boss, Chris Cramer, now running CNN, asks: why should viewers be forced to wait?

Chris Cramer: Why do they want to kill journalists?

From a speech by the President of CNN at the launch of the International News Safety Institute in Brussels

Wall-to-wall war and the image problem

CNN's Chris Cramer on the editorial and ethical dilemmas faced by TV news channels

Tape shows Knight grabbing player

Media: BBC World battles as CNN steals show

The BBC global channel's coverage of East Timor has been hailed as an example of British journalism at its best. That said, BBC World attracts far fewer viewers than its formidable American rival. And now, to the horror of senior journalists, it faces harsh job cuts

A TASTE OF IAIN BANKS'S NEW NOVEL - AND YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY

Open for Business: how chapter one of Iain Banks's new novel begins

Letter: CNN in Belgrade

Sir: Robert Fisk's article "Taken in by the Nato line" (29 June) offers speculation instead of accurate, fair reporting. To suggest that CNN was the only media organisation to know that Nato had targeted Serbian television headquarters is simply wrong. This was common knowledge several days beforehand among the media in Belgrade and even among Yugoslav authorities.

Letter: Bastion besieged

Sir: Ricks Thompson's assertion that international news channels do not make money is wide of the mark (letter, 28 June). CNN International does make money - and profits - and has done for years, as a separate financial entity from CNN in the US. It would be inappropriate for me to speculate on why BBC World can't also support itself financially.

Media: Taken in by the Nato line

Journalists were bombarded with information from the Nato and British forces media machines during the Kosovo crisis. Our war correspondent looks at some cases of combat fatigue and takes his colleagues to task for following orders

Letter: Priceless BBC asset

Sir: I write in support of Kate Adie and her colleagues who are worried about the future of BBC World Television (letter, 24 June).

Peking shuts down CNN

POPULAR Chinese-language Internet chatrooms have been suspended, the CNN television news channel has been shut down "for maintenance" in Chinese apartment blocks, and editions of some Hong Kong newspapers have been banned from sale in shops and hotels.
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