The BBC failed to meet its own standards and uphold its remit to report on the government's NHS reform bill, while key news appears to have been censored. The following investigation provides a testimony of the extent to which the BBC abandoned the NHS.
In unscripted remarks, the UK Prime Minister revealed his true agenda: he wants to turn our universal health care system into “a fantastic business”. Not patient choice but choice of patient will be the order of the day.
The BBC’s long history of innovation and influence position it as a prime conduit through which to forward the idea of a ‘digital commons’ within the British media: a site in which the contradictions, relations and values of public life may be freely discussed
Private industry is extremely well represented among the Beeb's trustees and directors, from bankers to energy and security firm executives. How does this square with the BBC's public service remit?
Immediate, short, sharp reactions to the report, from academics, activists, media professionals and press victims. Including: the Black Triangle Campaign, Gavin Macfadyen, David Marquand, Lis Howell, Henry Porter, Steve Barnett, Simon Barrow, Barbara Gunnell, Sylvia Harvey, Justin Baidoo-Hackman... and more!
The campaign is launched today for a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum. Here are seven suggestions for an independence agenda that looks beyond the constitutional to embrace the economic, cultural, democratic and international.
The Anonymous 'V for Vendetta' mask is an icon of the Occupy movement. But how does this band of deviant web pirates fit with the Occupiers ethics of responsibility, transparency and democracy? Cole Stryker's new book goes some way to deconstruct the generalisations.
Intimate 'boutique' festivals are mushrooming across the English countryside. Their biggest selling point: a sense of belonging. Is this a rejection of individualistic hedonism? Or the return of the pastoral, manufactured by the urban elite? One thing is certain - they are a sign of things to come.
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