Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ban on 9-year-old school food blogger is reversed


Well, that was quick. Following an enormous media (and social media) storm, the ban on 9-year-old Martha Payne’s Never Seconds blog about the dinners on offer in her school has been lifted.

As we reported earlier, Scottish Martha was banned from taking photos in the school dining hall, thus killing her blog, after it attracted newspaper coverage. The story of the ban attracted the attention of media around the world over the past few hours and it appears that Argyll & Bute Council has decided to backtrack on its decision.

Speaking on ‘The World at One’ on BBC Radio 4 today (audio clip below), council leader Roddy McCuish announced that he had “instructed senior officials to immediately withdraw the ban on pictures from the school dining hall.”  Read the rest here

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