The Spectator has been ordered to pay a fine of £3,000 plus £2,000 in compensation after breaching reporting restrictions over a Rod Liddle piece published during the trial of Stephen Lawrence’s killers.
‘Hay Festival 2012: Jung Chang on why the Chinese middle classes put up with a ‘Maoist culture of fear”
Jung Chang, the best-selling Chinese author of Wild Swans expresses pessimism over the future of free speech in China.
‘For The New York Times, India Ink is a step toward figuring out how to please a global audience’
Nieman Journalism Lab discusses India Ink, a nine-month-old, English-language, blog-style account of Indian news.
‘Can old people save newspapers?’
After Pew research reported that people over the age of 65 are newspapers’ biggest customers, Poynter asks, ‘Can old people save newspapers?’.
‘Tribune on verge of bankruptcy deal’
America’s second-largest newspaper publisher, the Tribune Company looks to be emerging from bankruptcy.
‘Lebanon: the dark side of the twitter revolution’
Rohan Talbot of Open Democracy discusses the darker side to social media and the way in which “pro-social voices for positive responses are being drowned out by those spreading hearsay, exaggeration and conspiracy.”
‘Graffiti artist claims censorship at Tunis Arts Spring’
The Tunisian graffiti artist Elektro Jaye has been censored at the Tunis Pintemps des Arts (Spring of Arts), a modern contemporary art fair.