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The democratic fightback has begun: The European Commission’s new European Media Freedom Act – Damian Tambini

The European Commission has published a draft European Media Freedom Act (EMFA). If passed, this new law would represent a major shift in EU policy on the media, and a welcome shot in the arm for democracy across the Union. Freed of the Eurosceptic United Kingdom, during a perceived crisis of European democracy, there is widespread support for proposals to support media freedom, and the news media themselves are likely to give them full-throated support. Continue reading

Pornography platforms, the EU Digital Services Act and Image-Based Sexual Abuse – Clare McGlynn and Lorna Woods

Non-consensual pornography, commonly referred to as image-based sexual abuse, is easily and freely available on pornography websites. Yet, to date, responses to this problem have been partial and fragmented. There is the possibility that this situation will change. Proposals to impose obligations on pornography sites to reduce the extent of this unlawful material have been inserted into the European Parliament’s negotiating position on the Digital Services Act (DSA) as Article 24b. 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

Discovering content online: how is control over the users’ journey shifting – Eleonora Maria Mazzoli and Damian Tambini

This new report highlights how, as media consumption shifts onto a range of on-demand, mobile, social and streaming services, the role of content curation processes such as prioritisation, prominence and discoverability becomes pivotal in nudging audiences’ choices and ultimately driving access to and consumption of content. Continue reading

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