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  • The AVMS Directive: lacking a long-term political vision?
    Ross Biggam, Director General of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe, explains that he is among the few hundred people around the EU, predominantly in Brussels’ EU quarter, who were last week putting the finishing touches to responses to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive consultation. He was drafting a response on behalf of European commercial broadcasters, but here offers some […]
  • Working Effectively: Lessons from 10 years of the Freedom of Information Act
    In July 2015 the government announced that it was setting up a review of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act. Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner since 2009, speaking at an event organised by the LSE Media Policy Project, talks about his experience as Commissioner over the past six years, and why he believes the FOIA is effective and what should be done to keep […]
  • How not to measure the news plurality problem
    As Ofcom proposes measuring news consumption to assess media plurality in the UK, Martin Moore, Director of the Media Standards Trust, carries out an experiment to measure his news consumption over the course of a single day. How easily can news consumption be measured, and how do we define what counts as ‘news’ in the first place? Moore examines the challenges […]
  • BT and Broadband: Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications
    Ofcom’s consultation on their Digital Communications Review closes on 8 October. It will shape the development of digital infrastructure for the next decade and beyond, and have a massive impact on the private companies that provide it. Ofcom could recommend a major shift in the competition framework that has made the UK a leading e-commerce market with low prices, or […]
  • Why a smaller BBC will be bad for almost everyone
    Patrick Barwise, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department for Media and Communications at the LSE, Chairman of Which? and Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School, explains why funding cuts to the BBC will negatively affect not only viewers at home, but also the wider creative industries and the economy. Two public consultations on the future of […]