The Oscar Pistorius Trial: the social media story, so far
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The Oscar Pistorius Trial: the social media story, so far

The Oscar Pistorius trial has attracted blanket coverage on news channels around the world.  Like the trial of OJ Simpson, almost two decades ago, allowing television cameras into the court room has arguably made it easier to sensationalise the trial and encourage a media circus.  However, it is the reporting of the case via social media … Continue reading

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Updated: Paddy Power loses gamble on Oscar with Pistorius campaign

A controversial advertising campaign promoting betting on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial has now been BANNED after the Advertising Standards Agency received over 5,000 complaints and over 120,000 signatures were added to an online petition for it to be pulled. Women’s rights groups and those who support victims of violence have also spoken out against the advertisement and … Continue reading