Democracy Under Attack: How the Media Distort Policy and PoliticsPublication details: United Kingdom; Policy Press; 2013Description: 525 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Society and Politics||361.61 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC003208|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Society and Politics||361.61 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC005316|
Malcolm Dean, The Guardian newspaper's longstanding chief monitor of social affairs, expertly indicts his own trade through a series of seven case studies on the influence of media on social policy. Drawing on four decades of top-level Whitehall briefings, topped up by interviews with 150 policy-makers, the book is packed with insights, and colourful stories from events in Whitehall's corridors, culminating in a damning list detailing the seven deadly sins of the 'reptiles' (modern journalists). A new final chapter reports on the News International hacking scandal, and the subsequent Leveson Inquiry, prompting criminal and civil lawsuits and leading to a radical press regulator plan. Written in an engaging way, it offers a unique insider's perspective and a detailed and valuable account of what goes on in news rooms, pressure groups, departmental policy divisions and Parliament.
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