Royal video; FT rejects IPSO; Documentaries on adoption; Peter Greste update
The Financial Times newspaper has said it will not be joining IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. It's announced it will regulate itself by setting up it's own in-house system. Some other papers, including the Independent, have still to decide whether to join. Steve Hewlett talks to the editor of the Independent, Chris Blackhurst, about whether the FT's decision to go it alone is influencing their decision to join.
The latest in a series of programmes on adoption starts on ITV this week. "Wanted: A Family of My Own", is a four part series nearly two years in the making. It follows other documentaries this year on the subject, like Channel 4's, "Finding Mum and Dad" and "15,000 kids and counting". Steve Hewlett talks to its series producer Claire Lewis about the challenges they faced. Also, Roger Graef, executive producer of the Panorama' documentary, 'The Truth About Adoption', and former chair of the British Association of Social Workers, David Niven, talk about how a shift in the relationship between the media and local authorities is enabling film makers to make more programmes about this subject.
The trial of ex-BBC correspondent Peter Greste and other Al-Jazeera staff continued in Cairo yesterday. It was the sixth court session underway at Tora Prison, and the trial has now been adjourned until May 3rd. The court is trying 20 people in the case, 12 in absentia including Al-Jazeera British journalist Sue Turton. Steve Hewlett talks to her about the latest developments in court.
As the Royal Tour of Australia draws to a close, Sarrah Le Marquand, associate editor of the Telegraph in Australia, on a row which has erupted over a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their, 'day off'.
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