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  • Media Plurality in the UK: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Chris Dawes, an industry veteran and Senior Visiting Fellow at the LSE,  analyses the Government’s recent response to the report into media plurality by noting the challenges of measuring plurality, examining possible next steps for Ofcom, and arguing that competition law and public interest assessments may prove to be the key tools in regulating media influence.  The Government published on […]
  • A Predictable Act of Political Cowardice: The Government’s Response on Media Ownership
    We’ve briefly come back  from our summer recess (until August 18) to share this response from Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, who is directing an AHRC funded project on Media Power and Plurality. His detailed analysis of government policy inaction, co-authored with Judith Townend, has just been published in The Political Quarterly: ‘And What Good […]
  • Summer Reading from The Media Policy Project …
    At the Media Policy Project we are often asked for readings by those wishing to get up to speed on complex policy issues. This is why we produce our policy briefs and idiots guides. Recently, we have had several requests for briefing on press regulation. As we will be taking a break until 18 August, in a departure from our usual short […]
  • Four Things Policy Makers Need to Know about Social Media Data
    Yesterday the UK Parliament’s House of Lords Communications Committee reported on its Inquiry into Social Media Offences such as revenge porn and cyberbullying. In the meantime in the other House, the Science and Technology Select Committee continues is looking into more productive uses of social media, namely data gathering and real time analytics. The use of social media in this […]
  • Seven Things You Should Know About the ICO’s Big Data Report
    Carl Wiper, a Senior Policy Officer in the ICO’s Policy Delivery department, explains big data in layman’s terms, when data protection laws apply, and argues that data protection principles already established in the UK and EU law are flexible enough to cover big data. Big data is a hot topic at the moment, with businesses, scientists and governments all keen […]