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Current Debate - In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

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Is breast always best?

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Member Advice on reducing your Ecological Footprint

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Current Debate - What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

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What's the relationship between class and media?

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Should the U.S. work more closely with international bodies and take fewer unilateral foreign policy and military decisions?

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Current Debate - Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

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Are your local police doing a good job?

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Current Debate - Should we celebrate Midsummer Day?

Should we celebrate Midsummer Day?

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What are your thoughts on the new doorman registering system will it work?

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Current Debate - Oscars 2011: What are your predictions for the British entries and for the awards in general?

Oscars 2011: What are your predictions for the British entries and for the awards in general?

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Current Debate - Do you judge on first appearance?

Do you judge on first appearance?

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National ID Cards

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The children of today

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Is censorship of the press sometimes justifiable?

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Should get to vote on its independance?

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Does the government's proposed anti-terrorist legislation go too far?

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Current Debate - Meat in general

Meat in general

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Current Debate - Syria - Should the West Act?

Syria - Should the West Act?

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Age Concern

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Current Debate - Considering the UK\'s current economic status, what path should be taken: \'growth\' or \'austerity?\'

Considering the UK's current economic status, what path should be taken: 'growth' or 'austerity?'

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Current Debate - The Princess of Wales: What would she be doing today if she had not died?

The Princess of Wales: What would she be doing today if she had not died?

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Current Debate - Was the press right to publish the naked photographs of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?

Was the press right to publish the naked photographs of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?

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The start of the existence of everything

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Current Debate - UK unemployment is on the rise again. How can it be tackled?

UK unemployment is on the rise again. How can it be tackled?

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Current Debate - Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in spring 2011. What are your thoughts on the happy couple and their future together?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in spring 2011. What are your thoughts on the happy couple and their future together?

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What should be done with the drunken sailor?

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Would Britain be better or worse off if the American colonies had never won their independence?

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Current Debate - Is the government right to freeze minimum wage for young people?

Is the government right to freeze minimum wage for young people?

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Current Debate - The Gaza Conflict: How could the Israeli-Palestinian \

The Gaza Conflict: How could the Israeli-Palestinian "question" be solved?

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Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil

Advantages: We hold the power
Disadvantages: We don't do anything with it

...The News of the World Scandal has left a sour taste in everybody’s mouth without a shadow of a doubt and it has raised serious questions in our minds. These questions revolve around the newspapers actions and who else might be implicated, but also about o ...

Secre 16.07.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

We all want the dirt and so don't shoot the messenger.

Advantages: Great story
Disadvantages: heads will roll

The establishment is collapsing and it’s all rather thrilling, especially for a newshound like me. We are hearing all about the relationships and backhanders you’re not supposed to know about that holds the system together and the people involved are the ...

thedevilinme 22.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

The future is in our hands people.

Advantages: Makes us doubly aware that we have responsibility to hold the media to account.
Disadvantages: This won't be the last case of its kind.

So the News Of The World has been shut down, Rebekah Brooks has resigned as chief executive of News International and the public and political fallout from the whole phone hacking saga rumbles on. The question is to what lengths is it acceptable for the w ...

pumfster 17.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

Try looking in the mirror

Advantages: you decide
Disadvantages: you decide

... Getting caught Suddenly since there appears to be some evidence that phone hacking has occurred everyone is up in arms even though the subject has been brought up many times before. Suddenly one man cops the full whack and blame for it all. Suddenl ...

donf18 25.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

I'm Hacked - You're Sacked - World Feel the Impact!! - UPDATED!!

Advantages: Information is Power
Disadvantages: It could be you

***UPDATE No. 1*** In light of comments I thought it best to offer a clarification to my clarification so that there is no confusion as to my thoughts. I put this at the end so please read through and see my addendum. ***UPDATE No. 2*** To r ...

TheTravellingShowAndTellMan 18.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?