Ruling on Fatima Manji is further proof that IPSO fails as a press regulator – Alexander Brown

“I believe that the new sub-clause would both provide greater protection for groups against hate speech material that does not name specific individuals, but would at the same time be drawn narrowly enough to prevent excessive restriction of free speech on issues of public interest relating to groups. It would also bring the Code into line with similar regulations adopted by media organisations in other parts of the developed world.

The ConversationAlexander Brown, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Social and Political Theory, University of East Anglia”

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image-20161020-8862-1be8neuShortly after the Nice terror attack in July, Kelvin MacKenzie, a former editor of The Sun newspaper addressed the issue in his regular column in the tabloid newspaper: “Was it appropriate for [Fatima Manji] to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?” he asked.

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