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Wednesday, 29 May 2024 – 21:51

Briefing Friday 24th August 2018

Scott Morrison is to become Australia’s new prime minister after winning a three-way battle for the leadership of the liberal party. The appointment comes just days after the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had called for unity after he survived a challenge to his leadership by a senior government colleague.

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has said that he plans to create a digital version of the BBC as part of his vision for British Digital Corporation (BDC) which will be paid for by tech giants. At the Edinburgh TV Festival, he spoke about the “failing” news media in the UK as being “the least trusted press in Europe.”

And in other news:

African American female journalist, Alice Allison Dunnigan, will be honoured with a bronze statue at the Newseum in Washington DC.

Alice Allison Dunnigan was the first African-American woman to cover the White House.


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