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Madeleine McCann: A New Book, Danger And A New Investigation

by | 20th, November 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

IRISH INDEPENDENT: “Live dangerously: it’s so much safer”

We should stop fretting over potential disasters that are unlikely to happen, says a new book. Lisa Jewell reports

A new book:

Author Warwick Cairns enjoys an element of risk in his life and likes to skateboard and mountain bike. So you might expect that his book called How to Live Dangerously advocates taking up sky diving or swimming in shark cages.

Warwick Cairns dictates his book while parasailing outside his local hospital.

But this isn’t the case. In fact, his message is that there are plenty of everyday activities we should all be enjoying without worrying about risks to our safety…

Cairns says it’s understandable how people feel this anxiety when they are constantly being given information about things like terrorism and child abduction.

Here it comes:

“If a child is abducted nowadays, it’s still a rare occurrence but we hear about it a lot. If someone hears about a story such as Madeleine McCann 11 or 12 times in a day, then they feel like it’s happened 11 or 12 times that day.

“The reality of the situation and the perception are at odds with each other.”

It’s really like, nine or ten times a day…

PRESS GAZETTE: “MPs launch major review of legal issues facing the press”

The group will look at the effectiveness of the Press Complaints Commission system following a series of libel payouts to the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, their holiday friends “The Tapas Seven” and Robert Murat, the British expat named as a suspect by Portuguese police but subsequently cleared.

The committee said it was seeking views on whether the McCann case has exposed “a serious weakness in the self-regulatory regime”, and will ask “what changes news organisations themselves have made in the light of the case”.


THE GUARDIAN: “Press standards to be investigated by parliamentary select committee”

The inquiry will consider a wide range of issues, including whether successful libel actions against Express Newspapers’ titles and a number of other national papers over the McCann case “indicates a serious weakness with the self-regulatory regime” and whether self-regulation needs to be “toughened to make it more attractive to those seeking redress”.

How the Guardian likes to dig at the Express.

Madeleine McCann: A child is missing… still missing…

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