Liverpool Film Seminar: Return of the Living Dead: Modernity, Monsters, and Technology by Prof James Donald – Monday 19 January

The seminar will take place on Monday 19 January in The Library, School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, The University of Liverpool, 5:30pm

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Walking a tightrope: The BBC’s precarious role in the 2015 election campaign

In the past week, the BBC has been under sustained attack. Its reporting of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was branded as ‘totally hyperbolic’ and ‘seriously unacceptable’ by George Osborne, a description which the Prime Minister indicated that he agreed with. Several senior Conservatives endorsed these criticisms in even stronger terms, while the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph both amplified the row by choosing it as their lead story on Friday. Meanwhile, the Sun has been running a series of editorials denouncing the BBC’s ‘fat cats’ for their profligacy and waste of public money. A casual reader would be forgiven for thinking that something has gone very wrong at the corporation.

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