This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 29, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

The debate over unpaid jobs continued this week with a large number of businesses withdrawing from the Government’s ‘workfare’ scheme amid growing discontent from the general public.

Chair of A4e Emma Harrison stood down after her company, administrators of a number of Government employment and training programmes, became subject of a police investigation into suspected financial irregularities.

Elsewhere the conflict in Syria rumbled on and Rupert Murdoch’s the Sun launched its first Sunday edition which managed to sell over three million copies in its first run.

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This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 15, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments

President Bashar al-Assad was under pressure as the death toll continued to rise in the city of Homs, subject of bombardment by Syrian national forces. Many commentators and activists have complained of widespread inaction following Russia and China’s veto of a UN resolution aimed at halting the conflict.

Thursday played host to a sporting double header beginning with the conclusion of the dramatic tax evasion trial of Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandarić at Southwark Crown Court. After a 13 day trial the two men were cleared by the 12 person jury of all the charges. Read more …