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Australia: Forget calls for a royal commission into big media players, this is the inquiry we really need

The deeply partisan report of the Senate Inquiry into Media Diversity, tabled on 9 December 2021, is a disappointment.  The main report by the Greens and Labor endorsed the campaign by former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull for a royal commission into media diversity and ownership, which they want to examine the influence of News Corporation and its owner, Rupert Murdoch. Continue reading

The Online Safety Bill Part 2: Do these proposals go too far, leading to overzealous policing? – Rafe Jennings

This post is the second part of two posts on the draft Online Safety Bill. The first post, found here, detailed the mechanics of the proposed bill in detail. This post will summarise some of the civil society responses since the publication of the draft bill, attempting an evaluation of how reasonable those responses are in light of the available information. Continue reading

Ownership rules ok? The need for a tougher UK media plurality regime – Justin Schlosberg

Ofcom has recently carried out a consultation into the future of media plurality in the UK that includes a review of current media ownership rules. It’s clear that the current regulatory framework is insufficient to meet the challenges of an ever more concentrated news market, especially in local print news, online news and more generally at the level of wholesale newsgathering across platforms. Continue reading

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