THIS WEEK IN THE MEDIA
16th - 23rd February 1996
Each week McSpotlight will be updated on how the world's press has covered McLibel, McDonald's and multinationals in general.
Monday 12 February, Big Issue (UK): 'Burger Bashers'
"Lawyer Mark Stephens of media law firm Stephens Innocent says they [The McLibel Two] are: 'Doing incredibly well. They're having to act as clients, solicitors and barristers - it's amazing that they're still standing.'"
Thursday 22 February, Londra Toplum Postasi (Turkish language, UK)
A very supportive article was carried, which dealt mainly with the news that mostly Kurdish and Turkish workers at a factory supplying fast food outlets in London had been on strike.
Friday 16 February, Greater London Radio (UK)
Launch of McSpotlight featured in breakfast show. Helen Steel interviewed, and section of 'Guided Tour' broadcast.
Friday 16 February, Chicago Tribune (USA): 'Big Mac's Critics Connect On Line'
Article on McSpotlight on the front page of the Business Section.
Saturday 17 February, Independent (UK): 'Burger Giant Under McSpotlight'
Saturday 17 February, Daily Express (UK): 'Internet Attack on Big Mac'
Monday 19 February, WebActive Web site
"The site is a sophisticated and grand undertaking. The offerings are painstakingly researched and well-presented, resulting in a powerful Web presence."
Tuesday 20 February, Letter to the Independent (UK)
Jesse of the McInformation Network points out that the McSpotlight site was not run by the McLibel Two, but was given their full support. He also mentioned that the site was accessed 35,386 times on its first day.
Thursday 22 February, The Guardian (UK)
In its Online Section the McSpotlight site is reviewed: "It is claimed to be 'the most comprehensive source of information on a multinational company ever assembled' - and that doesn't sound like an exaggeration. The site is well assembled... and there is an excellent guided tour with RealAudio commentary by the McLibel Two."
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