As MPs debate laws over acid sales following a rise in attacks, Jaf Shah explains the UK's history of such violence. After a spate of recent acid attacks in the United Kingdom, British politicians are set to debate regulations around selling corrosive substances. Monday evening's parliament session follows a number of assaults, at least two in east London, over the past few weeks. Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, whose constituents have been directly affected, motioned the debate.
Scholars have analysed the media landscapes of Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco – three countries in political transition. More than six years ago, protests across the Middle East and North Africa were organised, publicised and written about - often in a negative manner - through a variety of media. Emboldened by online social networks and as surveillance technology was not quite as performative as it is today, millions poured onto the streets to demand more rights and greater freedom of expression.
As a new dawn rises on France, residents of Clichy-sous-Bois still face police abuse, unemployment and racism. Clichy-sous-Bois, France - Eleven years ago, when he was 12 years old, Loic was abused by police for the first time. He had been playing football with a friend when the ball went over a fence and into an abandoned house. "My friend and I wanted to get the ball back, so we went inside the house," he says. "The police came. 'We need our ball,' we told the officers. "They started to insult us.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".