Always keep your phone nearby. Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine. If you are in danger, call 999. Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”. Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare. If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone. Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the … [Read more...] about ‘BBC pull Oscar Pistorius doc trailer after being blasted for ‘portraying him as victim’ & not naming Reeva Steenkamp
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It's so common for politicians to get cold feet about their latest 140 character missive that an international website has opened up to keep track. Politiwoops operates in 25 countries at the moment and has racked up 24,580 deleted tweets from MPs in the UK since May 2011. The site's lead developer, Breyten Ernsting, tells me that just 78 of the 451 tweeting MPs have never deleted a tweet—but that's not as sinister as it sounds. For the most part, it's common, garden-variety typos that quickly get taken down (and few as high-profile as Ed Miliband eulogizing Bob Holness for his work on "Blackbusters.") At the time of writing, Andrew Percy, the Conservative member for Brigg and Goole, is the most delete-happy with 1,685 deleted tweets. … [Read more...] about Politicians struggle with authenticity on Twitter, self-censorship prevails