Petition: Tell the Daily Mail to publish a comment piece by a Calais migrant

Let's make the Mail tell the other side for once!

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We’ve read the Daily Mail’s coverage of migration every day, we’re pretty disgusted.

Today MediaWatch is launching a petition to do something about it.

Click here to tell the Daily Mail to give migrants a voice!

We call on the Daily Mail newspaper to publish a comment piece by a migrant living in Calais, France.

Its readers should hear the migrants’ side for a change.

Why is this important?

The Daily Mail’s coverage of the migrants in Calais has been a national disgrace, referring to them as a ‘swarm’ looking to mooch off the UK.

The Mail, as the second most-read paper in the country and most-read English news site in the world, should give an accurate picture to its readers.

Sign the petition and tell all your friends to do the same.

Once we have 1,000 signatures we will publicly deliver this to the Daily Mail.

These migrants have been demonized. They deserve the right to speak in their own voice – and the British public should be allowed to hear them.


Adam Barnett is a staff writer at Left Foot Forward. Follow MediaWatch on Twitter

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53 Responses to “Petition: Tell the Daily Mail to publish a comment piece by a Calais migrant”

  1. Geo

    Two wrongs and a right…..

  2. Geo

    Fine. Read as many alternative sources as you want. But don’t try to dictate the content of those sources. I’m here because any member of the public is allowed to be by the site administrators. But I wouldn’t dream of telling them which articles to publish.

  3. Geo

    Oooh, Iluminati, New World Order, spooky stuff!

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