Prince Harry and Meghan Markle renew their campaign against British media, backing a fierce attack on the industry association that represents editors
- 123 journalists accused Society of Editors of ‘ham-fisted general denial of racism’
- The Sussexes back the fierce attack on industry through Archewell
- The move could reignite the feud during the couple’s Oprah interview
The Sussexes have renewed their campaign against the British media after supporting a fierce attack on the trade association that represents newspaper editors.
Archewell, the couple’s campaign and media organization, has lent its support to a group of journalists who accused the Society of Editors of a “ham-fisted blanket denial of racism.”
The move could reignite the feud that arose during the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, when Prince Harry claimed Britain’s tabloid media was “intolerant” and created a “toxic environment” of “control and fear.”
ITV, which bought the UK rights to the interview, was later forced to remove some misleading and distorted headlines that portrayed the couple’s UK press coverage as racist.
Archewell, the couple’s campaign and media organization, has lent its support to a group of journalists who accused the Society of Editors of a ‘ham-fisted blanket denial of racism’
Society of Editors executive director Ian Murray said the couple’s allegations were “unacceptable” and that the British media is “proud of denouncing racism”.
However, his comments sparked a backlash that led to his resignation and the postponement of the association’s press awards.
Some 123 journalists – 36 of whom work for the left-wing Guardian – wrote a letter last week accusing society of a failure of ‘moral leadership’.
Archewell supported the letter, saying it wanted to highlight “a coalition of British journalists calling for stronger initiatives to combat the underrepresentation, inequality and racial bigotry that still persists in this important industry.”