links for 2009-06-05
by Martin Belam, 5 June 2009
"On the day of European and local council elections, Sun Talk, the new broadcasting arm of the The Sun newspaper, has just featured interviews by right-of-centre presenter Jon Gaunt with Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, and Mark Francoise, the shadow Europe minister. Meanwhile other talk radio stations are forbidden from discussing politics unless they follow strict rules on impartiality as applied by Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog."
"The idea is to get a bunch of journalists, developers and thinkers (academics and think tank types) together to talk about this stuff and learn from one another. It’s an unconference so there's no formal programme and anyone can put their name down to present (wiki to go up shortly)". I'll be there...
"A few minutes after the beginning of the event, which was taking place in the Foreign Press Association in Athens, the group invaded the premises shouting 'This is Greece, traitors and homosexuals get out!', verbally and physically attacked the panellists, other participants, and the only TV crew filming the event. They also seized mobile phones and confiscated all material related with the promotion of the dictionary - books, informational leaflets and banners."
Crikey! You wait ages to write for The Guardian's blogs, and then two posts come along at once. This post is about some changes that were made to the site's global navigation this week.