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News digests and reviews of the missing child in the news. Madeleine McCann vanished on Thursday, 3 May 2007 from a rented holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Madeleine, on holiday with her twin siblings and parents Kate and Gerry McCann,became the biggest news story of the past decade. We’ve followed it closely ever since the story broke.

Madeleine McCann: horror in Cyprus and trolling the McCanns in the Sun

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

We begin this round-up with news in the Sun that the missing child’s parents are posting on their official Facebook page. In “BEATING THE BULLIES” we read that Kate and …

Posted: 22nd, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: a manhunt, a lifeline and a missing man

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Daily Mirror (front page): ”Maddie Cops Hunt Worker At Resort.’ The now ‘ex-employee has ‘vanished’. Like the missing child, he just disappeared?

 

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In the very first paragraph …

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: just £85,000 left to find ‘Our Maddie’

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. The Metropolitan Police continue to search for Madeleine McCann, the child who became the media’s ‘Our Maddie’.

 

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Sunday Express (front page): ‘Madeleine Bombshell – Police net closes …

Posted: 12th, March 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: flogging apartment 5a at the Ocean Complex

Madeleine McCann: what the media says about the missing child.

The Sun (page 4), tells us that the ‘MADDIE HOLS FLAT’ has been sold for ‘half price’. The flat in which Madeleine McCann and her family were staying when she …

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: finding hope in Cairns, Jodie Marsh’s dog and looking for ‘my Maddie’

Madeleine McCann: a reporting review on the missing child.

As we must, let’s begin with news of the English child who went missing in Portugal by looking at the Australia’s Cairns Post, which features a message for Kate and …

Posted: 23rd, February 2017 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: TV expert reads missing child’s mind and un-solves crimes

Madeleine McCann was not kidnapped, says a ‘top investigator’. ‘MADDIE “WENT LOOKING FOR HER MUM & DAD”,’ announces the Star’s front-page headline. This is, says the paper, an ‘astonishing claim’. When investigators make claims you wonder if they understand the …

Posted: 22nd, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: all aboard the ‘Our Maddie’ charabanc for a ten-year anniversary tour

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the vanished child.

The Sun picks up the news that sleuths can book a place on the ‘Our Maddie’ charabanc. Armchair detectives can go mobile. The paper tells us:

The trips to the

Posted: 19th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: innocence not presumed, The Moorside and rewards unclaimed

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. News is that her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are ‘not in the clear’.

The Mirror (front page): ‘McCanns’ agony at Maddie ruling by court.’

Page 9: ‘Judge: McCanns …

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCaan: Amaral wins, Maddie Missing and Kate doesn’t sing on BGT

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child. Today Madeleine McCann is on the front pages of the Mirror and Express.

As ever we are looking at the missing child’s parents in the papers, Kate and Gerry …

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: four months to find her, kidnapped to order and important news

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Having led with “important” news on the hunt for the missing child only yesterday, the Sun makes not a single mention of the child. The Express, however, leads with …

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: the ‘important lead’, unnamed sources and sexual exploitation

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Sun (front page): ” MADDIE GANG PROBE Cops given cash to probe ‘important’ new lead that Maddie was snatched by people trafficking gang.”

Important enough for the paper’s …

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Madeleine McCann’ is a 21-year-old Swedish woman with Asperger’s called Embla

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Mirror (page 21): “‘MADDIE’ LIVING ROUGH IN ITALY IS SWEDISH STUDENT”.

Madeleine McCann was taken to Sweden, enrolled at university there before absconding to live rough in Italy? …

Posted: 23rd, November 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Majorca mums, Goncalo Amaral’s next blockbuster and ‘the worst thing imaginable’

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Sun: “FRESH MADDIE SCANDAL.”

What old or, to use the Sun’s terminology, stale Maddie scandal? The only thing we know is that a child vanished and the news …

Posted: 6th, October 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: more taxpayers’ money, Amaral’s cash and thought crimes

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The Sun bring news of “Maddie Hope”. What hope? The Sun tells us: “Madeleine McCann fund given £100k of government money to keep search alive until April.” That word “alive” …

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann and Damien Nettles compete for Theresa May’s cash

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The Sun: “FRESH HOPE FOR MADDIE? Brit cops may push for more government cash to help hunt for missing Madeleine McCann”

A questions mark. A story headlined “may”. …

Posted: 24th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: ‘Sick’ tweets from The Sun and Fruity King

It’s been a slow summer for news of Madeleine McCann, the missing child who was once a mainstay of the summer news cycle. The Sun, however, has news:

SICK MADDIE SLUR Online casino mocks Madeleine McCann’s family in sick

Posted: 19th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: who killed Peggy Knobloch?

Peggy Knobloch“Body of German Maddie is found,” says the Daily Star on its page 7. The so-dubbed “German Maddie” is a “missing girl who looked like Madeleine McCann”. How grim. A dead child called Peggy Knobloch – yep, she had a …

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Freud, Murat and a lynching at the Plough and Paedophile

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Daily Star (page 8): “Peado MP’s New Links to Maddie”

The paedo MP is the alleged paedophile MP Sir Clement Freud. He’s dead. He’s no longer an MP. …

Posted: 20th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Sir Clement Freud dug up and beaten with sticks

Clement-Freud mccannMadeleine McCann is back in the news. The Daily Mirror (the self-styled “intelligent tabloid”) wonders if a dead celebrity and MP kidnapped her.

‘Paedophile’ Sir Clement Freud lived close to where Madeleine McCann went missing as police ‘urged to

Posted: 15th, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Sharon Osbourne trolls the McCanns

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The Sunday Mirror leads with the child it calls “Maddie”. The headline thunders: “Sharon’s Shocking Rants Over Missing Maddie.”

Foul-mouthed, pixie-voiced reality TV show Sharon Osbourne, for it …

Posted: 22nd, May 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Amaral v The McCanns was an accident waiting to happen

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Goncalo Amaral is back in the news. The former Portuguese detective has won an appeal against his libel defeat to Madeleine McCann’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. The …

Posted: 20th, April 2016 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: tabloid sensation, Police PR and nothing

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Daily Mirror (front page): “Maddie Police: We Hope to Find Her Alive”

Well, yes. Of course they do. They’re not ghouls.

Mick Duthie, the police chief leading the “hunt” …

Posted: 19th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: murder, belief and Mick Duthie hopes

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Daily Mail: “Detectives believe the missing youngster could still be found alive”

Progress: nil. We are still in the lyrical land of “could” and “believe”. Time moves on but …

Posted: 18th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: 6 months, extra money and more private detectives

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The Sun (Page 15): “Maddie haunt get another 6 months”

News that £95,000 in “extra funding” has been earmarked to find the missing child “brings fresh hope  to

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: six months more police work

maddie huntThe Sunday Express has set a deadline: “Six Months To Find Maddie.” And then..?

The paper says “the Home Office has set a budget for this year of just under £95,000, which will pay for only half a year of

Posted: 3rd, April 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0