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July 27, 2014
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July 22, 2014
The Mosul purge: How good is the media coverage?
The purge of Christians from Mosul in northern Iraq -- home to thriving Christian communities...
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June 07, 2014
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June 06, 2014
As usual, good Francis and bad Benedict at the BBC
The honeymoon continues for Pope Francis and the press. Coverage of the pope's trip to...
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Boko Haram leader’s profile: chilling but incomplete
"His name is Abubakar Shekau. He is the leader of Boko Haram. And he has...
May 02, 2014
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In the past month or two, I have been really, really hard on the editors...
February 03, 2014
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KKK hoods, ‘two angels’ and a frustrating ghost
It's a "where are they now" story that I was intrigued to read, since I...
October 21, 2013
The BBC and the perils of press releases
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September 23, 2013
Triumph of the stringer in the Nairobi massacre coverage
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August 30, 2013
Should some marriages be scare-quoted?
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What lays behind the Anglo-American press's failure to report on the chaos in Egypt? While...
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The moral (and news) authority of Desmond Tutu
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BBC silence on honor killings and Islam
The BBC reports three Pakistani women were murdered by a member of their family for...
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BBC attacks major same-sex marriage stereotype (updated)
Here inside the Beltway, a kind of nervous hush has settled over the church-state battlefield...
May 22, 2013
A quiverfull of kudos for the BBC
As an Evangelical in the media, I’m sympathetic to the struggle journalists have with reporting on...
April 19, 2013
Gosnell fog blankets Britain
Last week my colleague at GetReligion Mollie Hemingway broke the American media blockade surrounding the...
March 13, 2013
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The religion news world remains on pope watch, awaiting the selection of Benedict XVI's successor....
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