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Poll: Is the tabloid press bullying charities into silence?

This poll is almost 5 years old
 

Is the tabloid press bullying charities into silence?

Yes
148
No
32

At one point this year it seemed charities couldn’t do anything right, according to some elements of the media.

From doorstep fundraising to lobbying and everything in between, charities were getting it in the neck, particularly from the right wing tabloids.

The result has seen changes in regulation and some charities redefine their fundraising techniques. But has it meant some are now scared to campaign?

A survey out this week found that 90% of charity workers feel that the campaigning by the voluntary sector is under threat.

And, the blame was laid firmly at the feet of the media with 65% of those asked saying negative media coverage was making people think twice before launching a campaign.

Researchers for the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) found that 53% of charity workers felt senior managers and trustees had become more cautious about campaigning while a similar amount said that campaigning had become seen as too risky.

This week we are asking: Is the tabloid press bullying charities into silence?

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Christina
almost 5 years ago
"At one point this year it seemed like charities couldn't do anything right, according to some elements of the media"...like the TFN...? Amazing lack of self awareness (and vocabulary as I don't think 'elements of the media' is particularly well phrased).