Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists

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A discussion topic in episode 701 of the FIR podcast, published today, looks at a question asked in the Metro newspaper last week: should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team? The Metro’s excellent report looked at the key role social media played  – especially Twitter – in both of the US president’s […]

Facebook riot calls earn men four-year jail terms amid sentencing outcry

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Sentences handed out in Chester as lawyers and civil rights groups express alarm about ‘disproportionate’ punishments

PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds

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Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a ‘Twitter policy’