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Journalist Wendy Dent tells how Don Burke 'pressured' her to audition topless

Journalist Wendy Dent tells how Don Burke 'pressured' her to audition topless

Dent alleges Burke’s Backyard presenter’s behaviour was ‘so shocking’, but Burke says her claims are ‘just not true’Australian film-maker and journalist Wendy Dent was just 21 in 1996 when Don Burke
24-hour Putin people: my week watching Kremlin ‘propaganda channel’ RT

24-hour Putin people: my week watching Kremlin ‘propaganda channel’ RT

Formerly known as Russia Today, the channel gives airtime to pundits from left and right – many of them UK politicians. After a week watching its often surreal output, our writer asks himself: is this
Denying accuracy of Access Hollywood tape would be Trump's biggest lie

Denying accuracy of Access Hollywood tape would be Trump's biggest lie

New reports suggest Trump has privately claimed he has doubts about whether it’s his voice on the tape on which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalsAs president and as a candidate, Donald Trump
New Zealand could force disgraced NBC host Matt Lauer to sell $13m farm

New Zealand could force disgraced NBC host Matt Lauer to sell $13m farm

Government’s investment office seeking information about allegations against TV host which could question his fitness to own land in the countryNew Zealand is considering the fitness of scandal-hit US
'Shocking' levels of harassment in UK TV industry – report

'Shocking' levels of harassment in UK TV industry – report

Nothing being done to prevent abuse, critics say, as survey finds 84% of respondents not reporting sexual harassmentBullying and sexual harassment are prevalent across the TV industry, a report has
Trump attacks 'vicious, fake news CNN' after correction to WikiLeaks email story

Trump attacks 'vicious, fake news CNN' after correction to WikiLeaks email story

Network corrected exclusive story involving Trump and hacked documentsTrump: ‘Their slogan should be CNN – the least trusted name in news’ Donald Trump on Saturday fired more shots in his offensive
Catalonia’s media drop impartiality for independence

Catalonia’s media drop impartiality for independence

The starkly divergent news agendas promoted in Madrid and Barcelona expose the crisis that state-funded journalism can face when the political stakes riseSome fundamental media questions can never be
Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives

Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives

Documents form part of sprawling investigation into football corruption Testimony in Fifa trial places Fox executives in meetings with corrupt officialsSenior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st
Rupert Murdoch reshapes media empire with $66bn Disney deal

Rupert Murdoch reshapes media empire with $66bn Disney deal

Sale of 21st Century Fox assets includes stakes in Sky in the UK and Hollywood film studio as tycoon focuses on Fox News and newspapers Rupert Murdoch has begun the breakup of his global media empire,
MoD intervenes to clamp down on ministers’ fake Twitter accounts

MoD intervenes to clamp down on ministers’ fake Twitter accounts

Social media giant suspends accounts after ministry’s protestsIt is a new struggle being quietly waged by the Ministry of Defence – one where the battlefield is a constantly shifting one. In the era
Ofcom investigates Alex Salmond's TV show on Kremlin-backed network

Ofcom investigates Alex Salmond's TV show on Kremlin-backed network

The Alex Salmond Show began airing last month on the RT channel, previously known as Russia Today The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is investigating Alex Salmond’s new television programme on the
David Attenborough: I'll retire if my work becomes substandard

David Attenborough: I'll retire if my work becomes substandard

In rare comments on subject of retirement, Blue Planet II narrator says physical problems could also force him to quitSir David Attenborough has said he will retire from broadcasting if he feels his
BBC's China editor resigns in protest over gender pay gap

BBC's China editor resigns in protest over gender pay gap

Carrie Gracie accuses her employer of a ‘secretive and illegal pay culture’ and steps down to TV newsroom roleOne of the most senior journalists at the BBC has resigned from her post because of the
Trust is broken at BBC over equal pay, Carrie Gracie tells MPs

Trust is broken at BBC over equal pay, Carrie Gracie tells MPs

Former China editor effectively accuses corporation of lying and briefing against her Carrie Gracie has said in extraordinary evidence to MPs that the management of the BBC is incapable of resolving
How the BBC fell asleep at the wheel of the great pay car crash

How the BBC fell asleep at the wheel of the great pay car crash

Carrie Gracie’s claim of pay inequality has exposed injustice at the broadcaster, and revealed just how poorly it compares to the commercial rivals it seeks to emulateWhen journalist Carrie Gracie
Couple filmed being evicted on Channel 5 TV show win damages

Couple filmed being evicted on Channel 5 TV show win damages

Ruling in favour of couple filmed on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away may have repercussions for broadcastersA family filmed being abruptly evicted from their home for Channel 5 series Can’t Pay? We’ll
Netflix: would you be happy to pay more for the streaming service?

Netflix: would you be happy to pay more for the streaming service?

Shows such as Stranger Things and Altered Carbon have got us talking – some might argue subscribing is relatively cheapUsually this column rails against rip-offs, overcharging and general shystering
Ireland pushes for UK TV channels to make post-Brexit move

Ireland pushes for UK TV channels to make post-Brexit move

Country tries to persuade TV channels to follow financial services in relocating to DublinFirst it was banks; now Ireland is targeting television channels based in the UK who may need to relocate to
Austrian broadcaster launches libel suit against vice-chancellor

Austrian broadcaster launches libel suit against vice-chancellor

ORF station took action after rightwinger Heinz-Christian Strache accused it of lyingAustrian public broadcaster ORF has taken the highly unusual step of filing a lawsuit against the deputy head of
Comcast challenges Murdoch with £22bn bid for Sky

Comcast challenges Murdoch with £22bn bid for Sky

US cable TV giant outbids 21st Century Fox’s existing offer for broadcasting groupComcast is attempting to gatecrash Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky, submitting a rival offer to the UK broadcaster’s