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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 13:21 UK time, Thursday, 18 February 2010

As 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.

The Press Complaints Commission has not upheld a complaint by the civil partner of the Boyzone singer Stephen Gately about an article by the Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir. 25,000 people, most mobilised by Twitter, said they were offended. The piece, headed A Strange, Lonely and Troubling Death, was published the day before the singer's funeral. The chairman of the PCC, Lady Buscombe, was interviewed on Today with Ben Summerskill of Stonewall.

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BBC NewsBBC | Stephen Gately PCC complaint rejected

The BBC has invited the Pope to present Thought for the Day when he visits Britain, according to Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer. The National Secularist Society says it would be better if he were grilled by John Humphrys.

TimesPatrick Foster | Times | BBC invites the Pope to deliver Thought for the Day
IndependentIan Burrell | Independent | Don't let Pope present Thought for the Day, say secularists

What the Papers Say is being revived on Radio 4 during the general election.

BBC NewsBBC | What The Papers say set for radio revival

The National Trust says it may launch a campaign to buy the Abbey Road studios, if they are put up for sale by EMI.

BBC NewsBBC | National Trust may launch campaign to buy Abbey Road

BBC News has been accused of "a sense of humour failure" for not allowing its journalists to present fake news clips for a new BBC entertainment show, The Bubble. Sky and ITV journalists are taking part.

MailDaily Mail | BBC boycotts its own comedy show
IndependentIan Burrell | Independent | Sense of humour failure

The row between Disney and cinema chains over plans for an earlier-than-usual DVD release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is spreading to other European countries.

GuardianBen Child | Guardian |European cinemas join threat to boycott Alice in Wonderland

The row over fake British passports used by the suspected killers of a Palestinian militant still intrigues the papers.

BBC NewsBBC | Paper review

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