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The Relationship Between Fox News and the Republican Party Undermines the First Amendment and is Poisoning American Democracy – Eliza Bechtold

Dominion’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News offers unprecedented access to internal discussions at the network regarding its coverage of false narratives disseminated by Donald Trump and his enablers regarding the integrity of the 2020 election that formed part of a broader conspiracy to overturn the results of the election, culminating in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Continue reading

Journalism has changed: A New Standards Code for Modern Journalism – Peter Coe

Impress - The Independent Monitor for the Press - ImpressOn 16 February 2023 Impress, the Press Recognition Panel approved regulator of the UK press, launched its new Standards Code and Guidance (the new Code and Guidance will come into force on 1 April 2023). As a member of the Impress Code Committee I was involved in the review process and in drafting the revised Code. In this post I explain some of the reasons behind the new Code, and some of the key changes. Continue reading

European Media Freedom Act and the protection of journalistic sources: still some way to go – Dirk Voorhoof

Blocks forming the words "free media" on a newspaperIn her State of the Union on 15 September 2021, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, declared: “Media companies cannot be treated as just another business. Their independence is essential. Europe needs a law that safeguards this independence – and the Commission will deliver a Media Freedom Act in the next year.” And on 16 September 2022 the European Commission put forward a number of measures to protect freedom and pluralism in the EU by introducing its European Media Freedom Act proposal (COM2022/457). Continue reading

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