30/06/2010

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A judgement is awaited in the case of Jon Gaunt, who is challenging an OFCOM finding against him after he called a London councillor a "health Nazi". If he succeeds, it is claimed tv news presenters will have greater freedom to express their views. Former editor of the Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, argues that change is long overdue; for Richard Sambrook, former director of BBC Global News, impartiality is an essential part of news broadcasting.

Al Jazeera English is about to launch on Freeview in the UK, bringing its distinctive approach to world news to an extra 10 million homes. Al Anstey, explains the broadcaster's strategy and challenges what he says are misconceptions about the network.

It is rumoured that Google is working on a new alternative to Facebook. While Google will not comment on speculation, Emma Barnett of the Telegraph says there is reason to think these are more than rumours.

And, from Johannesburg, Owen Gibson of The Guardian talks about how this World Cup has been better for the back pages than the front pages of the tabloids and how the papers have had to adapt their strategy.

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