Comment: What is the Fourth Estate? Everything.

At a time characterized by media convergence, where structural deregulation persists, and reporting that posits partisan opinion as fact appears normalised, the place and reliability of the media seem to be questioned by a good many. Yet amid hazy news…

Deadly virus, deadlier rhetoric

On the 30th of January, the 2019 novel coronavirus was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). As of February 16th, 69,000 people have been infected and 1,699 have died. Whilst these statistics are certainly disturbing, they…

Cymru: Wedi’i ei chuddio gan y cyfryngau

The translation of the headline, written in Welsh, is ‘Wales: Ignored by the media.’ Adam Kearns, President of Welsh Society, writes about unequal coverage of the devolved states of the UK in the British media.

The BBC has nothing to learn from Fox News

You could be forgiven for thinking To survive, the BBC must learn from Fox News was a satirical article, but this is, unfortunately, not the case. The article starts by proclaiming Fox News America’s best news network. It’s hard to…

Western Watchdog Goes Abroad

Back in August, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote a column calling out discrimination in China, going so far as to state that “Jim Crow is alive and well” in the Middle Kingdom. He also noticed that from the US, little…

Fighting for Free Speech in Turkey

By Paula Grabosch Journalism is not a crime. With these words emblazoned across their banners, protesters drove through Berlin and other German cities last week in solidarity with Deniz Yücel. The #FreeDeniz movement was brought to life after the German-Turkish…

America First, Democracy Second?

By Zikai Chua “Enemies of the people” was the phrase US President Donald Trump used to describe media outlets which publish what he labels “fake news”. The 45th President of the United States has faced intense scrutiny, often accompanied by…