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Jon Snow: simplify news to encourage voting

TweetNews, current affairs and politics are inaccessible to people with learning disabilities, as campaigner Gary Bourlet recently told me. If it is rare to see learning disabled people interviewed or mentioned in the mainstream media (unless they’re involved in a … Continue reading

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The Social Issue, part of the Guardian’s blogging network

TweetGood to see a nod to the blog on the Guardian Select pages this morning, especially when the page featured is from the Bound exhibition about disability issues. A reminder of the point of this site: “It champions the good … Continue reading

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Comment is free

TweetHello all, briefly highlighting my words posted in the comments thread under my Guardian interview last week with the Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets council, Lutfur Rahman. I’m re-posting my comment here for clarity given there were around 140 responses … Continue reading

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Writing about wrongs: can social affairs journalism make a difference?

TweetAs a journalist writing on social affairs I often wonder if my articles make any difference or whether this kind of journalism is essentially exploitative. The dilemma isn’t original. Journalists and photographers struggle with it all the time. Mostly I … Continue reading

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The Social Issue gets more social; join in on Facebook

TweetSo, it was only a matter of time before The Social Issue went into social media stereo with its very own (and very new) Facebook page , another place to comment, suggest blogpost ideas or make contact. Or just give … Continue reading

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The Social Issue on the Guardian’s radar

TweetLess than a week since its launch and The Social Issue gets onto the radar of the Guardian’s Society Daily blog; Patrick Butler, the paper’s editor of society, health and education policy was clearly blown away with the irresistible combination … Continue reading

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How to be an Asian journalist

Here’s an unforgettable question that I was once asked, ridiculous and thought-provoking in equal measure: “So tell me, what made you want to be an Asian journalist?” Continue reading

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