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Marcus Rashford to be included in GCSE media studies course

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Marcus Rashford’s much-lauded use of social media to pursue his campaign against child food poverty and persuade the UK government to expand free school meals is to be studied by pupils as part of their GCSE media stu...

Sudan coup attempt has failed, state media reports

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A coup attempt in Sudan has failed, state media has reported, as the country grapples with a fragile transition since the 2019 ousting of the longtime president Omar al-Bashir. Top military and government sources said...

Tell us: what pro- or anti-vaccination content have you seen on social media?

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We would like to hear about any content related to Covid-19 vaccination that you have seen on social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Have you used any social media to find i...

Britain’s broadcast media is too valuable to be the toy of politicians and moguls

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Britain’s stubborn attachment to non-Tory values infuriates and worries Conservative politicians to equal degree. Yes, there is a suspicion of immigration or welfare cheats and an attachment to law and order they can ...

How Māori women have reshaped New Zealand’s media through their native language

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Early this week, Māni Dunlop, presenter of RNZ’s Midday Report Te Pūrongo o te Poutūtanga, sent out an astonished tweet: “It’s a record whānau (family) – no racist messages or texts on the show … is this what progress...

‘A more human LinkedIn’: Spain media project helping Covid jobless

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The Covid crisis came scything through Alejandro’s* life with a speed, ferocity and vindictive thoroughness that stuns him to this day. Almost overnight, the widowed craftsman’s business supplying leather pieces to sh...

#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan women’s social media protest against Taliban

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After street demonstrations across major cities in Afghanistan, women have now taken to social media to protest against the Taliban’s hardline policies towards them. An online campaign has seen Afghan women around the...

Britney Spears ‘taking a break’ from social media after engagement

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Britney Spears has announced she is “taking a break” from social media following her engagement to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari. The singer caused some confusion on Tuesday when fans noticed her Instagram account had di...

Emma Raducanu’s Chinese heritage praised by China’s state media

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Chinese state media has said the “Chinese style of inner faith” gave British player Emma Raducanu the confidence to win the US Open over the weekend, but some of the country’s internet users asked: why are we calling ...

Raducanu set for global media stardom, say UK marketing experts

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The teenage tennis player Emma Raducanu’s fairytale run to US Open final has put her on track to become the hottest property in British sport, according to brand and sponsorship experts. The 18-year-old, who swept asi...

FA executive accuses social media firms of using abuse as ‘golden goose’

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A Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating abuse as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand revealed how members of his family would “disint...

Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop

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The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has directed its officers to collect the social media information of every civilian they interview, including individuals who are not arrested or accused of a crime, according ...

Calls for closer scrutiny of crown prosecutors’ social media accounts

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Lawyers have called for closer monitoring of crown prosecutors’ media accounts after one of them was rebuked for sharing Britain First posts on Facebook. Kim Kendall, a senior lawyer at the Yorkshire and Humberside CP...

Social media giants increase global child safety after UK regulations introduced

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TikTok has turned off notifications for children past bedtime, Instagram has disabled targeted adverts for under-18s entirely and YouTube has turned off autoplay for teen users: moves seemingly triggered by Britain in...

Security operation for Queen’s death includes social media blackouts

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The UK government’s vast security operation to manage the immediate aftermath of the death of the Queen include official social media blackouts and a ban on retweets. The secret documents, codenamed Operation London B...

As female journalists flee Afghanistan, the future looks dire for media freedom

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When Beheshta Arghand questioned a Taliban spokesman live on Afghan television two weeks ago, the very fact that he was prepared to answer a woman led to hopes that the Islamist group had changed. Within a week, we no...

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