The strange case of the south Manchester stalker
How should the media report threats to women’s safety?
Dear Millers — we have a nuanced and fascinating essay from writer Mollie Simpson today. In it, Mollie returns to a particularly dark period last year: following the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, there was a spate of reporting which focused on the vulnerability of young women and claimed there was a stalker in South Manchester. But to what extent did such reporting serve the interests of the young women these articles were purporting to champion?
But before we get to this: Ryan Giggs is set to face a retrial, while Andy Burnham argues for the right for Labour ministers and other political figures to join the picket line.
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