Listen to Defamation, power and bias45:3430 November 2023

Media and human rights law specialist Michael Bradley talks to Charlie and Rachel about the changes in the public and media’s approach to defamation in recent years, with a particular focus on the Bruce Lehrmann defamation case and how it demonstrates these shifting attitudes.

Charlie and Rachel also discuss Henry Kissinger's death, how the media shapes images of those in power and holds them to account, and an open letter from journalists calling for unbiased coverage of the conflict in Gaza.

About this program

We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.