The 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.” Continue reading
It was the Sun which splashed the exclusive ‘HUTTON REPORT LEAKED’ by the paper’s political editor, Trevor Kavanagh, on 28 January 2004. The Hutton Inquiry was set up by Blair’s government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Continue reading
This month’s Lords debate on the Lobbying Bill included a statement by Lord Wallace for the government on why it is refusing to introduce a more comprehensive register of lobbyists. He said: Continue reading
When Steve Bell launched his long-running Guardian cartoon strip “If…” in 1981, one early episode was titled “If … dinosaurs roamed Fleet Street”. It showed the beasts marauding up the street, laying waste to newspaper offices and all in their path.