Day: January 17, 2014

UK NEWS: IPCC APOLOGISES TO THE DUGGAN FAMILY FOR SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION

The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot dead in 2011. Via BBC News The Independent Police Complaints Commission’s chair Dame Anne Owers met the family of Mr Duggan on Tuesday. The IPCC said it would look into how “police responded to intelligence”. It also promised to interview some “key witnesses” who had previously declined to speak and those whose accounts were “inconsistent with other []

OPPORTUNITIES: MEDIA TRUST – BREAKING IN TO NEWS

Want to be mentored by experienced top journalists and learn how a newsroom works? This is your chance to Break Into News!   Maybe you shoot films with your friends at the weekends, you’re part of a local film club or blog about what you see on your screen. Maybe you’ve never created your own media but have a passion you’re keen to explore. If you’re 18-25-years-old with limited media or broadcasting experience, this is your chance to be mentored by top journalists and []

UK NEWS: WOMAN “OFFENDED” OVER COMPUTER GENERATED NHS PASSWORD, BUT CALLS HERSELF ‘PRINCESS DARKIE’ ON INSTAGRAM

Oh dear… Via The Daily Mail A black woman is demanding an apology from NHS chiefs after she was sent a letter saying her password was set as ‘charcoal shade’ for a hospital website.  Leanda Probert, 31, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, was horrified when she discovered the ‘highly offensive’ password in a letter asking her to book an online appointment with a pain management clinic.  The mother-of-one, who suffers from crippling condition fibromyalgia, said she thought NHS North Somerset was ‘having a laugh’ []