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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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12. Overzealous British Media Prompt Overzealous Backlash

By Liz Gerard

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A protester in London, dressed as a caricature of News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, burns a government report on media abuses, while another wearing a mask depicting Prime Minister David Cameron sits tied to a chair, November 29, 2012.

Source: AP/Sang Tan

In 2010, Andrew Norfolk was driving to an appointment when he heard a radio news report about a gang of men who had been convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of a teenager.

Norfolk was The Times’ correspondent in the north of England, where there had been a handful of court cases involving Asian gangs ...

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