The DCMS Select Committee’s proposals for social media regulation: would they work? – Emma Goodman

1 03 2019

The DCMS Select Committee’s new report is the result of an 18-month inquiry into Disinformation and ‘fake news’ which received 98 written evidence submissions (including one from me and my colleagues outlining the report of the LSE Commission into Truth, Trust and Technology) and oral evidence from more than 50 individuals. Read the rest of this entry »





We must keep the focus on why plurality is important – Robert G Picard

15 02 2015

Screen-Shot-2014-10-21-at-12.55.07-PM-150x150The House of Lords inquiry into media pluralism this past year and the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s request that Ofcom consider how pluralism should be measured are healthy developments that bring significant attention to the challenges facing news and public affairs content. It comes simultaneously with the EU’s Media Pluralism Monitor study of the UK that has identified some areas for concern that UK policymakers should consider. Read the rest of this entry »





The ICO Consults on the Future of Information Rights Regulation – Orla Lynskey

12 12 2013

ico-logo-blue-grey-370x229On 28 November the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), the UK’s regulator for certain information rights (data protection and freedom of information) published a draft document entitled ‘Looking Ahead, Staying Ahead: towards a 2020 vision for information rights’, as well as an accompanying consultation questionnaire for stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »





Public Service Broadcasting in the Age of the “Meerkat” – Damian Tambini

31 10 2013

MeerkatsAround the world the audience and revenue figures do not show as precipitous a crisis of public service broadcasting as you might think. Licence fee funding – like subscription – has been rather robust in recent years compared to volatile alternatives such as advertising. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson is Back: What Kind of British Press do you Want? – Damian Tambini and Sally Broughton Micova

7 10 2013

Lord Leveson report Into Media StandardsIt seems appropriate that the week before the ball will start rolling again on the implementation of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, a story in The Daily Mail re-ignites debate about the behaviour and ethics of the British press. Read the rest of this entry »