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.

Brian Cathcart @BrianCathcart

This weekend the hard right & QAnon conspiracy theorists were welcomed into the Covid-denial movement. Full report coming soon to Byline TV.

I wonder if Liz Truss remember saying this?👇👇👇😷. I don't think she will want us to remind her, so please don't retweet.

"And remember this: if the Mail can get away with this sleight of hand against someone who has the means to fight back, just imagine what their hacks will do when it’s someone who doesn’t. This is a leopard that will never willingly change its spots."

Mail Hugh Grant Interview WASN'T cc/ @HackedOffHugh @hackinginquiry @BrianCathcart @JulianPetley @DrEvanHarris @Inforrm

I won’t. And I don’t.

I can't profess to understand the intricacies of US politics, and I haven't been following the Assange trial closely, but this sounds like a *big* deal.

Well worth the subscription and a special price for students 👇🏼

I should have said, Lord Neuberger is, of course, former President of the UK Supreme Court.

A very large panda eating a very large carrot, very loudly

@BrianCathcart @IpsoNews @hackinginquiry Great article. IPSO is corrupt to the core and does nothing to hold the press accountable. Harry & Meghan are correct in controlling their own narratives, cutting off the tabloid press, and litigating the publications that continue to defame, malign, & harass them.

Yes, there is a Crisis in British Journalism and Journalists are in Denial. The editor-in-chief of Press Gazette, insists all is well with British journalism.

Here, @BrianCathcart, Professor of Journalism at Kingston University, responds for @BylineTimes

The Tory peer who chairs @IpsoNews thinks #harryandmeghan should use his sham press 'regulator' to settle their problems with the press.

They need IPSO like they need a hole in the head.

@hackinginquiry helpfully explains why...

Great work by Women in Journalism @WIJ_UK. Depressingly similar to every other survey of its kind that I've read down the years. Time to accept that it's not an oversight: most of these outfits know full well they discriminate and they like it that way.

Every single student arriving at Eton College last week was tested. Someone might like to ask him why...

Amid lack - not sure that works.

Any labourer jobs going around the Kirkcaldy/Fife/Edinburgh area? Been out of work for a few weeks now and the stress is getting the better of me. Valid cscs card (needs to be reordered) and valid asbestos certificate. Any RT appreciated✌🏽.

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(AKA The Canaletto of the Canals)
The Surrey Canal, Camberwell 1935

Richard Keen, the 4th ever & 1st Tory Advocate General for Scotland, has resigned over Tory plans to break the law. This is a big development - a sign of breakdown in the UK constitution. But what is the Advocate General for Scotland & why does it matter? #LongThread! #skotia

Statement from ⁦@SpeakerPelosi⁩ after meeting with Foreign Secretary ⁦@DominicRaab⁩ over concerns on future of #GoodFridayAgreement

You’ve only just noticed...