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This House believes that news organisations should be free to exclude news of homosexuality where it causes offence to their viewers
13 Nov 2012
Bias | Free speech debate | homosexuality | Journalism | Media | Middle East | omission | Living with difference | Middle East | Free Speech Debate | International
The case: (Not) reporting homosexuality in the Middle EastHomosexuality is a taboo subject mainstream Arabic news outlets regularly avoid. If reported at all,...
12 Nov 2012
correction | Defamation | Journalism | Media | newspaper | Reputation and defamation | Free Speech Debate
The case: The right to reply in GermanyThe right of reply is an attainment of the French Revolution and is based on the principle audiatur et altera pars...
12 Nov 2012
Celebrity | Free speech debate | Journalism | Media | Newspapers | private lives | regulation | Right to privacy | Free speech and privacy | Free Speech Debate
The case: Celebrity Privacy RegisterLord Justice Leveson, who is leading an inquiry into media ethics following the 2011 phone-hacking scandal in Britain, has...
This House would force the media to display, promote and report women’s sport equally to men’s sport.
11 Sep 2012
The world of sport is almost entirely divided between men’s and women’s categories. However men’s sport has always dominated all forms of...
24 Aug 2012
Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement | Censorship & IP | Digital Freedoms | Digital Rights Management | European Parliament | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property | International Relations | Media | Global | Internet | International | Science
What is ACTA? The intention behind the creation of ACTA is to allow countries to work together to tackle intellectual property violations which are currently...
13 Jul 2012
crime | Crime & Policing | Fourth estate | Journalism | justice | law | Media | Violence | Media | Culture | Law
Rarely a day goes by that the media does not report an incident of violent crime such as Grievously Bodily Harm, muggings or murder. These are reported via...
1 May 2012
Journalism | Media | News Corp | News International | News of the World | Newspapers | Phone Hacking | Power | responsibility | Rupert Murdoch | The Sun | The Times | Media | Media and good government | Culture | Free Speech Debate
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is a multinational media corporation with interests in books, cable and satellite television, films, magazines,...
22 Feb 2012
Leveson Inquiry | Media | Newspapers | Press | regulation | Tabloids | Media and good government | Culture | Free Speech Debate
This debate will in large part be focused in the UK. At the time of writing, press freedom in the United Kingdom has become a significant issue as a result of...
20 Feb 2012
Advertising | BBC | Commercialism | inpartiality | Libertarianism | Media | NPR | Ownership | PBS | Pluralism | Public Broadcasting | State-run | television | Media | Television | Culture
Almost all countries have, in one form or another, at least one public service broadcaster, These often exist alongside privately owned commercial rivals. Many...
20 Feb 2012
Bankruptcy | Broadcasting | Freedom of the Press | Journalism | Media | Newspapers | Print | role of government | Culture
The idea of a government intervening to preserve a free press may sound anathema at first glance but, in reality, it’s actually fairly common. In recent years...