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Blogs & articles

  • 'Meet the Frackers’: a Spinwatch lobbying tour  +

    The UK government is backing fracking, despite strong protests from ordinary citizens all around the country. Join us on a tour to find out why. Read More
  • East Midlands parish councils reject Ineos’ assault on community spaces +

    An investigation by Spinwatch has found that the petrochemical giant Ineos has approached at least six East Midlands local councils to allow it to search for shale gas under council play parks, allotments, football pitches, and even a council war memorial. 

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  • A wasted opportunity: Colin Wallace on Kincora and the Hart Inquiry +

    The Hart Inquiry today published its long awaited report into institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland. Former Army information officer Colin Wallace comments on the Inquiry's handling of the controversial Kincora Boys Home case. Read More
  • How the EU cosied up to the defence lobby +

    Consultants who advise the European Commission on its security policies have also been working for firms that win related EU-funded research projects, raising concerns about conflict of interest writes Crina Boros from Investigate Europe. Read More
  • Book review: A state in denial +

    A state in denial is the second of two major books on the Northern Ireland Troubles to emerge from research by the Pat Finucane Centre and Justice for the Forgotten, each making extensive use of official documents from the National Archives writes Tom Griffin.

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  • Fake news, propaganda and threats to journalism +

    Threats to journalism and journalistic autonomy come in many forms. At the most extreme, journalists are directly threatened, intimidated and, all too frequently, harmed by political actors seeking to influence the ‘information environment’.

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  • Update: more documents show police, councils and schools labelling anti-fracking protestors as extremists +

    More documents uncovered by Spinwatch reveal how the North Yorkshire Police and Merseyside Police forces continue to unjustifiably link peaceful ‘anti-fracking’ campaigners to domestic extremism.

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