by Peter Boulton The first time the newsroom of the Daily Telegraph in London saw its editor and managing editor arrested in a row over a controversial article was in 2012, just as a string of similar scandals was sweeping across the world.
In the US, a New York Times reporter was also detained in July after being accused of lying to the press over the use of a false story about a child rape case to win an election.
Since then, journalists and editor-at-large have come under increasing scrutiny for what some critics have called “double standards”.
They include the refusal to challenge claims that they are guilty of bias, whether in reporting or editing, or their refusal to consider alternative perspectives on stories.
There are also fears that a media culture that is more politically correct and in which reporters have increasingly become the gatekeepers of truth is now turning into a kind of censorship culture.
It is no surprise that journalists have been accused of being “disruptive” in their reporting in the wake of these controversies, said Simon Jenkins, director of the Institute of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
“There is a sort of moral hazard of journalism,” he said.
“Journalists have to be accountable to their readers, and to their profession.”
There is a sense among journalists that the only way they can have a say is if they can “break through the wall” of political correctness and be seen to be challenging the status quo, he said, pointing to the recent protests in London.
Jenkins said he had not been surprised by the increasing attacks on journalists.
He said that in the past, people had used the term “double standard” to describe journalists who had been wrongfully convicted of crimes.
They are not doing their job. “
The double standard is the idea that journalists are somehow too polite, too polite or too respectful.
They are not doing their job.
They do not deserve to be seen as good enough.”
But he said the “double-standard” would not stop there.
“They [journalists] will not be allowed to challenge the government if it is seen as too liberal, too left wing, too progressive,” he told Al Jazeera.
Jenkins said the rise of “alternative voices” and “alternatives” was an example of the “dangerous” way journalists were being treated in a world that was increasingly becoming “politically correct”. “
This is a society that is trying to build a utopia in which there is a lot of equality, where there is no difference between people who have the same values.”
Jenkins said the rise of “alternative voices” and “alternatives” was an example of the “dangerous” way journalists were being treated in a world that was increasingly becoming “politically correct”.
“In many ways, the challenge for journalists today is to take a step back and recognise that if we do not challenge the status-quo, we will not have any power in the world,” he added.
“When we see things that are not right, we are in danger. “
It’s a very dangerous world that we are living in.” “
When we see things that are not right, we are in danger.
It’s a very dangerous world that we are living in.”
When it comes to journalists, the situation is no different to that of journalists in the US.
As the Trump administration seeks to take away basic civil liberties and freedoms from Americans, such as freedom of speech and assembly, and take away the ability of Americans to hold political parties accountable, journalists are facing the threat of being labeled as “enemies of the people” if they challenge those actions.
Jenkins says it is also a problem for journalists who are not “mainstream” to be called “extremists”.
“If you are not mainstream, you are labeled as extremist,” he argued.
“So if you are a journalist, and you are saying something that is not mainstream or even radical, you will be labelled as extremist.”
Jenkins has been involved in the media in the UK for the last decade, working as an editor and as a reporter.
He was one of the editors at the Independent in the 1980s and is now an editor at the Guardian.
In addition to his own reporting, Jenkins also writes for other outlets, including the Independent, the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail.
Jenkins believes that the way journalists are being judged in the newsrooms is now very much a result of the political climate.
“What’s happening is journalists are getting labelled as extremists, and that’s not good for journalists and bad for our profession,” he explained.
“I think there is an ongoing erosion of journalistic standards, and I think that is partly why we are seeing more incidents in the last year.”
Jenkins also believes that journalists who stand up for what they believe in are not automatically deemed “truly” journalists, and may end up being labeled “extradition agents” by the US or other governments.
“A journalist is a person with an