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
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
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- 2 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo