Archive for September 4th, 2009

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Sep
09

Is it responsible to con the media ?

mirror fakeLet’s take you back a few years to this picture on the right.

Respected British newspaper the Daily Mirror became the victim of a “calculated and malicious hoax”, printing this and other photos purporting to show British abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

It ended with the editor -Piers Morgan- being sacked. Continue reading ‘Is it responsible to con the media ?’

04
Sep
09

Are men really so much more at ease with their bodies?

Just got this message, and think it warrants new post.

‘Alby on WHYS blog: You could do the very same program about men and their body self-image for many of the same reasons.’ Fair comment?

04
Sep
09

On air: Why can’t a woman be happy with her body?

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I ask the question above because of the huge response to yesterday’s show. There are clearly broader discussions about body image that you want to explore. Have a listen to this clip from the last 10 mins of Thursday’s show:
It’s three women of different backgrounds and ages saying women cannot be comfortable with their body. The discussion that carried on after the show, was about why this is the case. Continue reading ‘On air: Why can’t a woman be happy with her body?’

04
Sep
09

Are we getting our subjects right?

We got criticised yesterday for doing a story ‘beneath the BBC’. Steve in Virginia said ‘There’s got to be something more newsworthy than this!’ And there are more criticisms today. This is just in from Crispo in Uganda: Continue reading ‘Are we getting our subjects right?’

04
Sep
09

Are you offended?

The WWF has condemned it, (though there’s now an internal inquiry into whether some staffers in Brazil approved it).

04
Sep
09

Have you had problems with disappearing comments on this blog?

What gets published here is decided according the house rules , but Tom In Oregon thinks some versions of Word may be causing comments to disappear as well. So if some of yours have gone missing, please read this. Continue reading ‘Have you had problems with disappearing comments on this blog?’