Brian Cathcart

Brian Cathcart


Brian Cathcart is professor of journalism at Kingston University London and was a founder of the Hacked Off campaign. He served as specialist adviser to the commons media select committee in 2008-10. Irish by background, he was a journalist at Reuters, the Independent papers and the New Statesman, and has written books about the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Jill Dando, as well as on the history of nuclear science.

Brian’s book, Everybody’s Hacked Off: Why We Don’t Have the Press We Deserve and What to Do About It, with an introduction by Hugh Grant, was published as a Penguin Special in September 2012. His latest book, The News From Waterloo, was published by Faber in Spring 2015.

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An open letter to the BBC on trans lives and how it's currently failing its responsibilities under the charter. Please let me know if you'd like me to add your name as a signatory to the open letter.

Daily Mail calls for kinder politics after running a targeted hate campaign against doctors for a month.

Is this true @trussliz ?
For every £1 we put into the EU, we get almost £10 back.

Just spoke to my constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard.

Nazanin has lost her latest appeal and her sentence of 1 year plus 1 year travel ban is upheld with no court hearing.

She could now be returned to prison at any time.

The PM must act now to #FreeNazanin

Please read this thread and then tell the world about it @BBCNewsnight @bbcquestiontime @guardian @Independent @BBCNews @Channel4News #COVID19

Delete this please.

Johnson ‘moving heaven and earth’ to help those brave Afghans.

Jane Moore of The Sun is on Marr talking about getting hatred out of politics. The Sun famously, of course, a bastion of kindness.

A very sad loss for Parliament and a must read speech denouncing this government's contempt for truth: "I no longer find myself with sufficient patience to treat mendacious political inanity with the appearance of courtesy".

We think the NHS should be about people, not profit.

Please follow and RT if you do too and help us campaign against privatisation of the NHS.

“Vampire killer” Dan Hodges calls for civility in politics.

TBH I’m bored of repeating the same arguments to ⁦@thesundaytimes⁩ and ⁦@SianGriffiths6⁩ but I’ll just give one example of how biased this piece is. I’ve underlined one sentence.

1.THREAD on Covid, children, failure, bafflement and anger.

TLDR: English policy has failed children, and then everyone else, I am baffled why people aren't angrier. I am angry.

23 tweet rant.

An Afghan teenager, Hazrar Wali, was stabbed to death in southwest London this week, after being confronted by up to eight male attackers outside his college.

He was studying to be an engineer so he could “help rebuild Afghanistan"

Find it hard to imagine how anyone could show such an extraordinary lack of empathy for our fellow human beings. Vile.

To your friend who says "Hey, I've done my research on Covid and this vaccine! I don't need to listen to the so-called 'experts'”? This quiz is for them. Via Dr. Amanda Moehring.

Strongly recommend reading this, today of all days

Shocking letter in @LRB on abuse in ballet

It is a breathtaking building and the most calming and connecting space. I feel privileged to be there each time I go to work. #StirlingPrize