Cairncross review: two cheers and two fears for the future of UK journalism – Steven Barnett

15 02 2019

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When the then culture secretary, Matt Hancock, first announced a government review of the future of “high-quality” journalism, there was widespread scepticism about his motives. Having just surrendered to a powerful press lobby in abandoning the Leveson recommendations on self-regulation, was this government making an honest attempt to resolve the growing and serious problem of journalism’s broken business model? Read the rest of this entry »





Did Canada get “Section 230” Shoved Down its Throat in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement? – Hugh Stephens

15 02 2019

Last week in writing about the issue of SuperBowl ads, I referred to Annex 15-D of the new NAFTA, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, or CUSMA as it is referred to in Canada) that will restore (once the Agreement is in force) the practice of substituting Canadian ads into the Superbowl broadcast even if Canadians are watching the game on a US channel redistributed in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »