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Michael Atherton

Government advice to retrain left photographer and film-maker feeling ‘unwanted’

The past week has seen a storm of controversy around apparent Government ‘contempt’ for the UK’s arts and creative industries (A&CI). First, Chancellor Rishi Sunak provoked anger with comments which, while mis-reported, created the perception that ministers saw careers in A&CI as somehow ‘disposable’. But then came a government advert […]

“Instagram messed up my mental health”: Support for Ofcom regulation of social media

“Instagram messed up my mental health”: Support for Ofcom regulation of social media

A Sunderland student is supporting government proposal to give Ofcom new powers to regulate social media. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been self-regulated up until now. Psychology student, 20-year-old Olivia Gallacher from Darlington, said: “The one that I’d probably say is the worst would definitely be Instagram. It […]