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Investigative Journalism: Present and Future (23 January)

Fri 10 January 2014, 8:26pm
BBC NI Investigative Journalism

Tweet With Spotlight well and truly entering middle age and reaching its 40th birthday a few months ago, BBC NI are hosting a day long event to look at the role and value of investigative journalism. Miriam O’Callaghan and Steve Hewlett will host the sessions in Blackstaff Studio (Great Victoria Street) on Thursday 23 January. […] more »

Mail names BBC NI Director as the weak link in latest crisis…

Mon 12 November 2012, 11:54am

Tweet Suddenly the vast and inscrutable machine of the BBC is under intense investigation, and the hunt is on for whomever it was at Director level that signed off on the Newsnight. The Daily Mail believes it has found the weak link in the chain. The person they now claim was responsible for sign off […] more »

That’ll be twelve pounds fifty please …

Fri 22 June 2012, 10:05am
BBC Hearts and Minds

Tweet After years of providing material for Thursday night and Friday morning posts on Slugger, BBC NI’s Hearts and Minds aired last night for the last time. [Ed - Not quite the last: it has one last swansong on BBC Parliament at 4pm on Sunday afternoon] While waiting for Sinn Fein’s Ard Comhairle to shake […] more »

Better BBC business coverage requires more accountability from business

Thu 28 October 2010, 9:29am

Tweet A plea for more and better business news from BBC Northern Ireland has come from the local arm of the Institute of Directors, via Twitter and their freshened up website NI Biz Talk. Judging from the BBC News website, this is long overdue. While the lobby is urging a write-in to the latest BBC public […] more »

Hearts and Minds: Cameron, Parades and Human Rights…

Thu 20 May 2010, 4:59pm

Tweet By all accounts Eamonn McCann is on classic form (he’s up and down to Belfast all this week as Raytheon comes back to the Law Courts, claiming the new parades legislation breaches our basic human rights. Despite Cameron’s visit o we have any real idea of what’s in store for Northern Ireland from the Coalition? […] more »

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