New Book: “Big Media and Internet Titans: Media Ownership – the Democratic Challenge” edited by Granville Williams

6 06 2014

bigmediacoverThe central argument in a new book, Big Media and Internet Titans is that media pluralism must be put back on the political agenda.  The book has been published by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.

“We identify key policy issues,” said the book’s editor, Granville Williams, “and argue that  governments need to recognise that unless there are clear rules and limits on media ownership, democracy suffers. The Leveson Inquiry demonstrated this unequivocally.” Read the rest of this entry »

Does Australia need a statutory right to privacy? – Tom Blackburn SC

6 06 2014

gazetteBarrister Tom Blackburn SC reviews the current media and social media landscape and considers it is time for a “personally enforceable tort of privacy” – one which doesn’t discourage investigative journalism.

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