Category Archives: David Cameron

The Branding of Rupert Murdoch: Unfit to Wield Media Power

by Rick Rockwell Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world and the leader of the conservative News Corp. may have received his greatest upbraiding last week.  A committee of the U.K.’s House of Commons branded him … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry & the Ever Entertaining Rupert Murdoch

by Rick Rockwell The Columbia Journalism Review has decided that Rupert Murdoch didn’t so much as testify in front of the U.K.’s Leveson Inquiry last week, instead the media mogul put on a smashing performance.  No disagreement here with that … Continue reading

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Sarkozy Blames the Internet for Jihadist Violence

by Rick Rockwell French President Nicolas Sarkozy is winning plaudits for his handling of the killing spree that gripped Toulouse, France last week.  By taking a strong stand to bolster a grieving nation and pushing his security forces to their … Continue reading

Posted in "Being Digital", Al-Qaeda, Arab Spring, Books, China, Computers, David Cameron, France, Internet, Iran, Jihad, Nicholas Negroponte, Nicolas Sarkozy, Social Media, Terrorism, UMP, United Kingdom, Violence, Websites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Ethics of Hacking

by Rick Rockwell The British media provided an interesting window in the past week to glimpse into the complex world of hacking.  While media vilified those arrested and accused in the on-going News of the World hacking scandal that threatens … Continue reading

Posted in "The Guardian", Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, China, Corruption, David Cameron, Ethics, Hackers, Hugo Chavez, James Murdoch, Journalism, News Corp., Rupert Murdoch, Syria, U.K. Parliament, United Kingdom, Venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments