Alain de Botton is probably anticipating sceptical reviews of his new book. It is unfortunate that, as a philosophical analysis of the news media, it is bound to be assessed by the very outlets, often resistant to change, that it seeks to correct.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
The coverage of Turkey's protests is being hampered by aggressive police action
Friday 14 June 2013
Radio host widely condemned for live questioning of Prime Minister
Wednesday 12 June 2013
In December, Reporters Without Borders branded Turkey the world’s biggest jail for journalists. Since the protests began, it's only gotten worse
Sunday 09 June 2013
I've always been scared of fish Specifically sharks, because of watching Jaws when I was to young. I'm hoping I was 10. I think I might have been 15. I trod on a dead fish a couple of years later and it floated to the surface and stared at me. I still have a residual fear of the sea. I'm more than happy to devour fish, mind. Just don't want them to eat me.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Magistrate Daniel Thulare says behaviour of media outlets could be interpreted as contempt of court
Voices in Danger: Jailed for 18 years for criticising Ethiopia's government, journalist Eskinder Nega vows to keep fighting
Tuesday 04 June 2013
The Independent has seen a defiant letter smuggled out of jail by a man who pines for democracy
Saturday 01 June 2013
The Independent is supporting a scheme which aims to increase diversity in journalism by assisting young people who do not have a university degree to pursue a career in the media.
Friday 31 May 2013
When bile such as this is sent unchecked into the atmosphere, it poisons the air
Friday 24 May 2013
A total of 23 journalists were murdered in the past decade, without a single conviction
Wednesday 22 May 2013
James Harding, the incoming Director of News at the BBC, has admitted his discomfort at the lack of women broadcasters on the BBC's bulletins and has promised to address the issue as a priority.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Umar Cheema was abducted and attacked - but he was determined to tell his story
Monday 20 May 2013
The businessman Alexander Lebedev told a Russian court that he did not understand the accusations against him of “hooliganism motivated by political hatred” that could see him jailed for up to five years.
Monday 20 May 2013
The Conservative Party board has rejected a call for an investigation into whether Tory co-chairman Lord Feldman described grassroots activists as "swivel-eyed loons".
Tory Lord Feldman to face questions about allegations he described grassroots activists as 'swivel-eyed loons'
Sunday 19 May 2013
The Conservative Party Chairman, Lord Feldman, has privately admitted speaking to journalists who reported a senior Tory figure describing local party activists as “swivel-eyed loons”, it emerged on Sunday.
Monday 13 May 2013
In a country still recovering from war, reporting is as dangerous as ever
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 3 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
- 4 Britney Spears sings 'Alien' without Auto-Tune in embarrassing leaked audio clip
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1