Charities that receive government funding have been warned they must be accountable and report any allegations of abuse if they want to continue receiving taxpayers’ money. Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development, also accused Oxfam of a failure of ‘moral leadership’. Oxfam has faced criticism for the way it handled allegations that staff had used prostitutes during an aid mission in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam says it investigated the claims and four people were sacked.
It was a particularly violent night in London on New Year’s Eve, four young men were stabbed to death within just a few hours. One of them was 20 year old Taofeek Lamidi – who died that night in East London, after being stabbed repeatedly. With no parents at his funeral, his friends are determined his name will be remembered. However, no one has yet been brought to justice over the tragedy.
A neo-Nazi has been convicted of a terror offence after plotting to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event at a pub. Twenty-year-old Ethan Stables was picked up by officers in Cumbria after police received a tip-off he had made threats against the event. During the trial, Stables, who has an autism spectrum condition, claimed he was a just fantasist. This report contains language some people may find offensive.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".