The ‘Bjorn tape’: The value of believing survivors’ allegations of sexual abuse, torture and murder (video)


Post updated: 14 June 2015 I am disgusted and exasperated by the number of, largely right-wing, ‘journalists’ and commentators who continue to express an explicit disbelief in the veracity of many survivors’ statements about their abuse and that of others … Continue reading

A message from Nick Davies about power, Rupert Murdoch – and a call to action (video)


The following (excluding the Panorama Hacking Trial video) was received this afternoon by email from the Hacked-Off campaign which I wholeheartedly support. Please consider signing the petition to stop Rupert Murdoch and others from exerting too much control over our … Continue reading

Inside Story – ‘The Secret Life of a Paedophile’ and the Peter Righton cover-up (video)


This is the original BBC Inside Story investigation into the notorious paedophile Peter Righton with notes from the excellent Spotlight On Abuse blog. Video ©  BBC “I can confirm that the closed down Hereford and Worcester investigation of 1994 was … Continue reading

The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain – reblog of Nick Davies article


The following is one of a series of articles on child sexual abuse in the UK published by former journalist of the year and exposer of widespread phone hacking Nick Davies in The Guardian. In November last year, every newspaper … Continue reading

A public inquiry into an “establishment cover-up” of non-recent child abuse would not be a “stale ritual” (video)


Speaking on the Sunday Politics the Financial Times journalist and regular guest talking-head, Janan Ganesh, told viewers that he did not believe an overarching full public inquiry into proven cases of organised child abuse in childrens homes  and allegations of … Continue reading