The excellent Here’s How current affairs podacast presented by journalist William Campbell (above) this week contains two stories on media FREEDOM.
First I compare how RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds’ leak of the O’Higgins report contrasts with the actual document published two days later; and how RTÉ say Reynolds’ work has never been called into question.
….Secondly, I reports on EU moves to force websites like Broadsheet to pay a tax for links to online newspapers, and to pre-filter posted comments to meet the demands of old media.
Last Sunday’s Icelandic election saw the Pirate Party sharply increase their representation in the Althingi, the Icelandic parliament.
In the latest Here’s How current affairs podcast journalist William Campbell chats with newly-elected MP for the Pirate Party, the Irish-Icelandic writer and programmer Smári McCarthy. a founder member of the party that campaigns for freedom online and offline.
William Campbell of the Here’s How podcast meets the HSE’s Consultant in Public Health Dr Brenda Corcoran to discuss the safety of HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccines (Cervarix, Gardasil, and Gardasil 9) which claim to prevent cervical cancer in females.
I ask Dr Corcoran “Are girls going to die of cancer because they are being scared off the vaccine?’ She answers: ‘Yes’…
Niamh Uí Bhriain of prolife group The Life Institute (formerly Niamh nic Mhathuna of Youth Defence) answers questions from William Campbell, of the Here’s How podcast, about the origins of the Eighth Amendment and its effects in the courts and the constitution.
In the latest episode of William Campbell’s Here’s How podcast (recently nominated for an Irish blog award) William meets veteran Northern Ireland journalist Mick Fealty, founding editor of Slugger O’Toole.
Mick says the short-term effects of Brexit are being overestimated but the long-term effects are being underestimated. Will unionists really flock to get Irish passports?
William Campbell meets James Behan, spokesperson for men’s rights group Men’s Voices Ireland in the latest edition of his Here’s How current affairs podcast.
James talks about discrimination against men in family law courts, education and wider society. But are his points undermined by suggestions on his website making false claims about the level of false rape accusations?