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  • Information Can Change Opinions: What that means for Scottish independence
    Davide Morisi is a Phd researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence and an LSE alumnus. His research focuses on public opinion and political behavior. He shares the findings from his latest study on the effect of information on voting intentions at the Scottish independence referendum. With just a couple of days […]
  • Sonia Livingstone: Digital Media and Children’s Rights
    The following post was adapted from a lecture given by Sonia Livingstone at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 12 September 2014, at a United Nations Day of General Discussion of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Fast-developing ICTs are reshaping children’s lives for better and for worse – already in high-income countries, fast expanding in middle-income countries, and […]
  • Mapping Digital Media Series: Public Interest and Commercial Media – Digital Trends
    After nearly 3 years of intensive research across 56 countries the Open Society Foundation released the cross cutting, global findings from its Mapping Digital Media Project last week. In the latest post in our series on this project, Carlos Cortés, digital policy advisor for the Program on Independent Journalism, offers some analysis and recommendations based on the report.  The digitization of the media landscape is neither the Holy […]
  • Philip Schlesinger: ‘Yes’ or ‘No,’ Changes Are Coming to Scottish Broadcasting
    Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at the LSE, argues that proper attention has not yet been paid to broadcasting under an independent Scotland, but regardless of whether the vote is a yes or no the time is ripe for Scotland to lobby for some […]
  • Merger Mania in Distribution and Content Markets: Need for European Action
    Tom Evens of Ghent University (iMinds-MICT ) in Belgium and Ben Van Rompuy and Karen Donders of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (iMinds-SMIT) exam media regulatory issues in Flanders and the threats facing media pluralism and competition in the European Union as a whole unless the European Commission takes immediate action. In recent years, the EU and national competition authorities have been remarkably […]