4 - 15 April 1996
Each week McSpotlight will be updated on how the world's press has covered McLibel, McDonald's and multinationals in general.
'The McLibel Trial'
April 1996, Legal Action (UK)
"Helen Steel and Dave Morris were granted a two-week adjournment in March. They had applied for the
recess because of exhaustion. However, the adjournment was granted on the
basis that they were not ready to cross-examine the next witness in the
case, Paul Preston, who is McDonald's UK President."
'Web World Receiver'
April 1996, VPRO TV (Holland)
A two-minute feature on McSpotlight was shown on Holland's youth-oriented Internet programme. This included footage from the McSpotlight launch, interviews with the McLibel defendants and with McSpotlight volunteers
New York radio interviews McSpotlight volunteer
4 April 1996, WBAI (USA)
McSpotlight volunteer Franny Armstrong was interviewed live on a New York radio station. Items discussed were the use of the Internet as a campaigning tool, censorship and multinationals and the future course of McSpotlight.
'McDevastation' and 'McRegrets'
April 1996, Gazette of Law and Journalism (Australia)
Articles examine the rainforests section of the trial, and includes excerpts of Ray Cesca's evidence.
Spring 1996, Fifth Estate (USA)
Update on latest developments in the McLibel trial.
April 1996, NottFIN newsletter (Nottingham, UK)
"For those who aspire to avoid using cliched speech, how about replacing the
old maxim 'how long's a piece of string?' with 'how long's a court case
against an American fast food giant?'."
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