UK Jehovah's Witness Child Abuse News - All The Links from November 20 and 21, 2017
In reverse order
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester - Kathleen Hallisey interviewed regarding Jehovah's Witness abuse cases
IN PRINT: The Times Newspaper - Jehovah's Witnesses 'hushed up child abuse'
IN PRINT: The Daily Mail Newspaper - Victims of Jehovah's Witness abuse 'told not to report it'
IN PRINT: The Daily Telegraph Newspaper - Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of covering up child abuse
The Daily Mail - Victims of Jehovah's Witness abuse 'told not to report it'
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
New York Post (US) - Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of systematically covering up sex crimes
The Daily Caller (US) - REPORT: Jehovah’s Witness Members Told Reporting Child Abuse ‘Would Bring Reproach On Jehovah’
BBC Radio Scotland - 'Good Morning Scotland': Nick tells his story
BBC TV: 'Midlands Today' - JW Abuse - UK BBC TV Video
BBC TV: 'Midlands Today' - Jehovah's Witnesses featured re:child abuse
BBC Radio 4: 'PM' - Jehovah's Witnesses featured re:child abuse
The Independent - Jehovah’s Witnesses deny sexual abuse within church was covered up
BBC TV: 'News at One' - Jehovah's Witnesses featured re:child abuse
NewsOK (US) - Jehovah's Witnesses 'covered up' abuse
International Business Times - Raped at the age of four, Jehovah's Witness told 'not to report' child abuse
Birmingham Mail - Jehovah's Witnesses deny telling abuse victims not to call the police
BBC News Online - Victims 'told not to report' Jehovah's Witness child abuse
BACKGROUND - (Richard Davenport)
Thank you, very useful. Eddie Mair is my favourite broadcaster so I listened PM one.
Thanks for the links!
One question why do we have to go to reddit to get the links?
Why not just post the links here!
annihilator: One question why do we have to go to reddit to get the links?
For starters this forum (which is excellent), and the Reddit EXJW subreddit are two quite completely different style of forums. But IMHO the balance has shifted in even just the last couple of months.
This forum has some great and relatively in depth discussions that span weeks, months, even years. It's also an amazing repository of discussions from over the last 15 years which SImon has thankful kept all online.
Reddit is much more 'linked' based and has relatively quick-fire discussions that last a day or so.
But in the end I think it boils down to three reasons - posting limits, engagement and numbers.
POSTING LIMITS: With the relatively strict posting limits imposed here (I believe I'm on 1 new topic and 10 posts per 24 hour period) for which I understand the reasons for (spam etc etc) But actually this works out to be a disincentive to post, in case you want to post something later, but can't, because you've used up your daily limits, sometimes without realising it (there is no 'counter', there used to be), and the post is queued until some unknown time later - posters here mention how their threads and posts turn up a day or so later.
ENGAGEMENT: Although you can not really compare the 'like'/'dislike' button here with the Reddit system of using the 'upvote' button... you do compare and there is much more engagement/feedback and posts on the Reddit EXJW subreddit . Of course that's partly due to the numbers.
NUMBERS: There's more people on the Reddit EXJW subreddit . Even allowing for 'throw-away' usernames. People can read both this forum and the Reddit without 'joining' but... the Reddit EXJW subreddit seems to show around 250-350 people 'online' at any one time.
When you post a new topic on the Reddit EXJW subreddit, you can see how times the topic has been viewed - generally for me it's around 400 to 900 times - some of the link topics I've started have had 1,600 to 2,600 views. If I'm going to post, more people will benefit if I post on Reddit.
With the huge child abuse news coverage yesterday, the Reddit EXJW subreddit gained it's second highest number of new subscribers in the last five years - some 340 new subscribers.
How many new members joined here yesterday? Two. And they are both spam bots, posting spam. That's a problem. (not the spam, but the lack of numbers joining).
This forum is always going to have the deeper, longer discussions which is great. Reddit is going to have the quick-fire, fun, get the info, type discussions.
Nowadays, I'm starting to post first on Reddit, and sometimes here, second, cut-and-pasting from my Reddit topics.
Nice one darkspilver.