Privacy and Media Training

The case of Sir Cliff Richard versus the BBC has raised many questions, and not just about the BBC’s conduct. Sir Cliff understandably feels vindicated after seeing his name dragged through the mud, even though he was never arrested and no charges were brought. However, the ruling restricts the freedom of media organisations, and means… Read more »

Down-the-line TV interviews: avoid them altogether?

A couple of recent events have shown the perils of agreeing to a ‘down-the-line’ interview – that is, when your interview is taking the form of an inject into one of the news channels or TV programmes, from a remote studio. Former Cabinet Minister Nicky Morgan has said she will not do any more of… Read more »

The $23bn lesson from Mark Zuckerberg’s notes

What can we learn from Mark Zuckerberg’s much-publicised grilling before Congress, over the Cambridge Analytica data breach? The Facebook founder was deemed to have broadly survived the two-day ordeal, partly helped by the low-ball nature of many of the questions. In fact, on many measures he performed poorly – he looked and sounded robotic, for… Read more »