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Latest update : 2013-03-20

The Iraq War and the media

The media was laregely criticised for irresponsible journalism in the run-up to the Iraq War. Respected media institutions such as the New York Times endorsed the war based on flawed information about WMD, some of it leaked from the Bush administration. Ten years on, have the lessons been learnt? Also, symbols of a more humble papacy and Le Monde is accused of destroying an Argentinian photographer's archives.

By James CREEDON

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2015-05-05 security

'French Patriot Act' criticised online

France's Parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will give the security services increased surveillance potential. It has been dubbed the "French Patriot Act" by...

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2015-05-04 Qatar

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2015-05-01 USA

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2015-04-29 Indonesia

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The Sydney Morning Herald has dubbed the execution in Indonesia of eight foreign nationals including two Australians as "barbarism in the cause of political expediency". We look...

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