IRR News 27 July-2 August 2012

IRR News 27 July-2 August 2012

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week the IRR has published a report on racial violence in Peterborough as part of our ongoing New Geographies of Racism project. Ryan Erfani-Ghettani has been busy analysing media coverage, in one article he examines an Evening Standard campaign against the Roma and in another he assesses the Daily Mail and its courting of ‘Middle England’. We also report on the damning inquest verdict into the death of Sean Rigg and we have our first video report from the press conference following the verdict.

And in news from across the UK, footballers are once again in the news as John Terry is told he faces an inquiry by the Football Association into his comments about Anton Ferdinand and Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the FA with improper conduct following comments made on Twitter. Black footballer, Mark McCammon, has won an industrial tribunal in which he alleged that Gillingham FC discriminated against him.

And in news not widely reported, nine officers from the Edmonton crime quad have been found guilty of discreditable conduct and kept their jobs!

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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