plus Nic Outterside, death of regional journalism is unhealthy for democracy
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This week former newspaper editor Nic Outterside discusses the slow death of regional newspaper journalism. The fact that so few journalists are now working regionally and so many papers have closed is very unhealthy for democracy. Nic also discusses two of his articles on secret US flights over Scotland at Machrihanish air base and also the 1998 Bilderberg conference where a reporter was arrested just for knocking at a door.
Angela Bellassie interviews John Redmand from Standards Against Female Exploitation or SAFE about his campaign to stop people trafficking.
Ed Lander joins us from The Open Rights Group in Bristol and hotfoot from the national conference in London. He also discusses the rights and wrongs of Windows 8 which has arguably been a disaster and ORG’s campaign for more information when the internet is being censored – Error 451.
plus One Rogue Reporter: Richard Peppiatt comes to Bristol
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Simon Chapman joins us from the Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) to tell us about a screening and discussion the union is organising at the Cube Cinema at 7:30pm on Fri 21 November.
Simon also discusses the redundancy of local staff reporters, press regulation and the owners of the Bristol Evening Post ‘Local World’, who are they?
One Rogue Reporter is the story of Rich Peppiatt, a tabloid hack who snaps over his red top paper’s fixation with sensationalism over truth. When the phone hacking scandal engulfs Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, Rich decides to use the skills he’s honed on Fleet Street to turn the tables on the press barons peddling sex, lies and scaremongering under the cloak of journalism. The result is a hilarious documentary: part exposé, part comedy, part cri de coeur against unaccountable press power. Read More…
Steve Satan show on BCfm
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The NATO countries’ answer to economic disaster, just like in the run-up to World Wars I and II, is aggression and war. As we saw with the leaked phone call in Turkey last week they are even prepared to stage events to justify an attack on an innocent neighbor. The fact that we are now in the nuclear age seems to have passed them by, but one imagines they believe, as US Strategic Air Command General Curtis LeMay said after the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 that,
“…at any point the Soviet Union could have been obliterated without more than expectable losses on our side.”
Both China and Malaysia have been set against each other to a certain extent in a ‘blame game’ and severely humiliated over the loss of MH370. Some may see this as ‘payback time’ for making bad decisions at the UNSC, suiting the all-powerful IMF as well as their affiliated, if twisted, and increasingly belligerent NATO military alliance very well.