Media Coverage of the issue the Good and the Bad
If you read something that misleads or or reports the issue in aninflamotory manner rather than reporting you simply disagree with please complain. It is important that we all act to ensure free and fair reporting of sensative issues around health and migration.
They are complex and sometimes can difficult to address in a few lines but this cannot be an excuse for poor reporting.
The tourist trap - Guardian (May 08)
NHS Ban for failed asylum seekers is unlawful - Independent (April 08)
More than 11,000 failed asylum seekers could win right to free NHS care - Mail on Sunday(April 08)
Asylum seeker ban unlawful - BBC (April 08)
Ruling gives failed asylum seekers free health care - Times online (April 08)
Asylum Seeker in NHS Challenge - Management in Practice (April 08)
Life and Death: "A modest thoughtfulness" - British Medical Journal (March 2008)(requires subscription)
Conflicting approaches to providing NHS care to those not entitled to it - Health Sservice Journal(March 2008)
Refused Asylum Seekers seeking Medical Justice - British Medical Journal (March 2008) (requires subscription)
Cast aside and left to die by New Labour - New Socialist 8th March 2008
Coventry asylum seekers health crisis - IC Coventry 7th March 2008
'Teenage asylum seeker died after doctors withheld vital treatment because of his immigration status' Daily Mail, 13th February 2008
Refugee Feared NHS was refusing his care, Gloucestershire Echo, 13th Fenruary 2008
Why NHS must treat asylum seekers Yorkshire Evening Post 9th February 2008
NHS paying for migrant baby boom. Daily Express. 30 January 2008
Comment is free: A new vision of migration. 30 January 2008
Breeding Racism? Guardian Blog 30 January 2008
BBC "NHS 'not ready for immigration" 9 January 2008,
Letter to Independent - January 26th 2008
Bristol Evening Post - Medical Students
Letter 1 to Independant - January 18t/19th 2008
Letter 2 to Independant - January 18t/19th 2008
Lancet Editorial - January 15th
Lancet Letter - January 15th
Lancet - Student
The Observer - December 2nd, 2007
Institute Race Relations
Editor's Code 2003
All members of the press have a duty to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. This code sets the benchmarks for those standards. It both protects the rights of the individual and upholds the public's right to know. This code is the cornerstone of the system of self-regulation to which the industry has made a binding commitment. Editors and publishers must ensure that the code is observed rigorously, not only by their staff but also by anyone who contributes to their publications.
This site explains the BBC's complaints process.
Press Complaints Commission
Making a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about a newspaper or magazine could not be easier.|
It is free, quick and effective.
Office of communication - OFCOM
Ofcom was established as a body corporate by the Office of Communications Act 2002. Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.
Media image, community impact
ublished on 13 July 2004, Media image, community impact investigates the influence of media coverage on people's attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers. It is the first report to explore this issue.