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White House resumes Covid briefings after six-week hiatus as cases rise

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The White House resumed its coronavirus briefings on Wednesday after a six-week hiatus as Covid-19 cases rose across the nation, with the new head of Covid response calling on Congress for additional funding to pay fo...

Only two UK Covid briefings were led by a female MP, report finds

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Only two of the government briefings held at the height of the coronavirus pandemic were led by a female politician, and in both cases it was the home secretary, Priti Patel, a report into gender representation across...

How Jen Psaki adroitly dodges Fox News’s verbal grenades at press briefings

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Is Joe Biden to blame for vaccine hesitancy because he said he did not trust Donald Trump? “Not that we’ve seen in the data,” replied Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary. That was the feint. Then came the thrus...

Downing Street Covid briefings excluded deaf BSL users, judge finds

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Downing Street’s failure to provide British Sign Language interpreters during live Covid briefings was discriminatory and breached equality legislation, a high court judge has ruled. Kate Rowley, from Leeds, who is pr...

Briefings, silence and sackings: Labour’s confidence in Keir Starmer slips

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In the aftermath of Labour’s crushing general election defeat in 2019, Keir Starmer’s appeal to despondent party members and MPs was – as one said at the time – as a “comfort blanket”. Decent, serious and unencumbered...

Few tears likely to be shed as plan for No 10 TV press briefings dropped

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When the decision was finally taken to scrap the much-delayed televised press briefings that No 10 had hoped would provide greater control of the media agenda, there was a quiet sigh of relief among some in Downing St...

No 10 televised press briefings delayed amid media strategy review

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They were proposed last summer as a way to revolutionise the transparency of government communications. But the advent of White House-style televised press briefings is to be delayed again until mid-May, as No 10 look...