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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:35 UK time, Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Torin DouglasAs the BBC's media correspondent, I cover the personalities, politics and ethics of the media, as well as creative, business, technology and legal issues. This is my summary of what's going on.

Lord Carlile has accused the BBC of promoting assisted suicide by giving Sir Terry Pratchett a lecture platform and its coverage of the Ray Gosling case.

TelegraphHeidi Blake | Telegraph | BBC accused of 'incredibly zealous' campaign for assisted suicide
MailDaily Mail | BBC adds assisted suicide to portfolio of pet causes

A committee of MPs has said Government plans for a 50p-per-month broadband tax are unfair and most of those who would pay would not benefit.
BBC NewsBBC | Broadband tax condemned as 'unfair' by MPs

Jeremy Paxman apologised on Newsnight for using the F-word. He was quoting from Andrew Rawnsley's book and what Gordon Brown was alleged to have said.
IndependentMargaret Davis | Independent | Paxman apologises for using F-word on air

The Hurt Locker, which dominated the Baftas, was shown in only 103 cinemas in the UK last summer. Cinemas prefer blockbusters like Avatar. And Alice in Wonderland may not be shown in two-fifths of cinemas because of their row with Disney which wants to shorten the DVD window.
TelegraphTelegraph | Why they're not coming to a cinema near you

Simon Singh writes about his appearance in the Appeal Court today in his long-running libel battle. It has prompted a campaign to reform the laws that are said to have made London the "libel capital" of the world. Tomorrow a committee of MPs will produce a report on libel and privacy.
TelegraphSimon Singh | Telegraph | Libel laws must change for the public good

The Downing Street "bullying" row continues to dominate the newspapers.
BBC NewsBBC | Newspaper review

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