This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on April 20, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments

David Cameron became the first western leader to visit Burma since Aung San Suu Kyi’s success in parliamentary by-elections in the country. The prime minister described the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner’s efforts as inspirational and used the opportunity to urge the international community to suspend sanctions against the country. Read more …

This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on February 10, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

The mysterious Honours Forfeiture Committee made an unlikely foray into the public sphere following its decision to revoke the knighthood bestowed upon Fred Goodwin.

His award for services to banking was rescinded in response to his role in the demise of RBS and its subsequent part-nationalisation.

Another RBS banker – current CEO Stephen Hester -  continued to make the headlines with the story about his curbed bonus rolling over from last week.

But in a photo finish in the race for lead story of the week, the news of John Terry losing the captaincy of the national side edged ahead by a single article. The Football Association’s decision to strip Terry of the armband followed the announcement of a July trial where he faces charges of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand

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This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on January 16, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Convictions, concern and controversy lead the way this week with much of the press’ focus on Gary Dobson and David Norris being found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

Internationally, concern continued to grow about the safety of medical implants made by the French firm Poly Implant Prothèse. The issue was lead in the UK with a debate over who would be responsible for the removal silicone implants. Many representatives from the private sector, responsible for 95 per cent of the affected procedures, asserted that the responsibility for resolving any subsequent medical issues relating to the implants did not lay at their door.

In the US, the race to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate began in earnest this week with the Iowa caucuses. These concluded with the former governor for Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, emerging victorious by a margin of only eight votes. Despite this narrow result Romney is widely expected to win the overall nomination to face the incumbent, Barack Obama, on November 6th. Read more …