Translate

Search This Blog

Search Tool




Sep 20, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Guardian Briefing - September 20, 2016: Pro-Brexit News Papers, Ed Snowden and Right to be Forgotten Laws

theguardian.com

MediaGuardian’s top stories

Pro-Brexit articles dominated newspaper referendum coverage, study shows
Washington Post says Obama should not pardon whistleblower Ed Snowden
BBC’s The Fall is not misogynistic, insists its writer
Sunderland Echo tells sports reporter he cannot cover Sunderland AFC
Norwegian editor challenges Zuckerberg to discuss censorship
With Facebook’s flaws in the spotlight, Mark Zuckerberg’s silence is deafening

The big story

Europe’s right to be forgotten laws are being extended beyond Google in worrying ways by Italian courts
Europe’s right to be forgotten laws are being extended beyond Google in worrying ways by Italian courts Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images
When is an article past its sell by date? According to a ruling by the Italian courts earlier this summer forcing a news website to remove a news story the answer is two years.
The decision, supported by the country’s supreme court, means that there is not just a “right to be forgotten” by Google and other search engines, but also by newspaper websites.
The ruling is unlikely to make its way here any time soon as its messy mixing of the right to be forgotten with data protection would come up against protections for journalists enshrined in UK law. But as an example of mission creep for an already controversial curtailment on free expression, it’ll be of concern to many.

Best of the rest

A BBC journalist has won a payout after being sacked for not covering Prince George’s birth on the Sri Lankan World Service
A BBC journalist has won a payout after being sacked for not covering Prince George’s birth on the Sri Lankan World Service Photograph: Beretta/Sims/REX Shutterstock
The Daily Telegraph tops a list of upheld complaints to Ipso, reports press Gazette
A BBC journalist has won £50,000 at an employment tribunal after he was sacked for not prioritising Prince George’s birth on a Sri Lankan World Service broadcast, says Broadcast
Google is being pursued for millions of allegedly unpaid back taxes by the Indonesian authorities, according to the FT (£)

And finally...

It’s difficult to tell whether Jeremy Corbyn passed Mumsnet’s now traditional favourite biscuit question with the answer he was “anti-sugar” but “it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread”.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) September 19, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn: "It's always a pleasure to have a shortbread." pic.twitter.com/jEE7U5iYK4
For comparison, here’s the Telegraph’s roundup of previous answers compiled last month.