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The Crisis in British Journalism

Byline Times investigates media monopolies, their proximity to politicians, and how the punditocracy doesn't hold power to account

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Topic: Journalism
Year: 2020
Author: Brian Cathcart
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Britain’s Unaccountable Press Could Learn a Good Few Lessons from New York’s Journalism Scandal

, 23 December 2020
The scrutiny applied to the work of a New York Times journalist by others in the profession is not to be found in Britain’s warped press culture, says Brian Cathcart

Free Speech or Hate Speech? The Billionaire Corporate Press Given a New Licence to Monster Minorities

, 10 December 2020
Brian Cathcart on the press regulator IPSO’s decision to use the cover of press freedom to undermine the freedom of people whose gender, race, religion or sexual orientation the newspapers despise

Hatred, Hypocrisy and Plain Bad Journalism at The Times

, 23 November 2020
Brian Cathcart looks at the latest example of anti-Muslim bias at Britain’s newspaper of record

Selective Terrorism: By Refusing to Call White Supremacist Killers ‘Terrorists’, the Media Furthers its Aim of Demonising Muslims

, 24 August 2020
A new report shows there can be no excuses for journalists, says Brian Cathcart: if Al Qaeda was ‘terror’, then so were the Christchurch killings and the murder of Jo Cox
A Muslim worshipper prays at a makeshift memorial at the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Road, Christchurch, New Zealand, after a gunman killed 50 worshippers at the Al Noor Masjid and Linwood Masjid.

Another Anti-Muslim Piece in Murdoch's Flagship Paper Ends in a Libel Settlement

, 23 July 2020
With articles by its chief reporter Andrew Norfork continuing to land The Times in trouble, Brian Cathcart asks how long can this go on?

The Telegraph, COVID-19 and Pakistan: The Making of Hate Propaganda

, 6 July 2020
One article smearing Muslims reveals the depths to which journalists and editors have sunk, writes Brian Cathcart

Distorting Mirror: Court Exposes a Corporate Phone Hacking Cover-Up

, 30 January 2020
Brian Cathcart asks when an institution involved in wholesale lawbreaking will begin to take some responsibility.

Piers Morgan and Phone Hacking: What Even He Can't Deny

, 21 January 2020
There is a lot of evidence about the former Mirror editor and hacking, but how much has he already admitted? More than you might think reveals, Brian Cathcart...

For British Muslims the Outlook for 2020 is Continuing Racist Abuse from the Press

, 6 January 2020
Even the outgoing chair of Britain's main press regulator admits there's a problem with Islamophobia, but Brian Cathcart reveals how his successor thinks powerful white people are the victims.

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