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  • There’s no public benefit in BBC programmes being ‘distinctive’
    Question 9 in the UK Government’s recent Green Paper on the BBC Charter review asked, “Is the BBC’s content sufficiently high quality and distinctive from that of other broadcasters?”. Patrick Barwise, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department for Media and Communications at the LSE, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School, and former Chairman of Which?, provides his […]
  • Measuring Human Rights in the ICT Sector: Why, How, and with What Impact?
    On 3 November 2015, Ranking Digital Rights published its inaugural report examining corporate practices around freedom of expression and privacy. The LSE Media Policy Project presents a round-up of perspectives on the RDR’s Corporate Accountability Index. A panel discussion on The Business of Human Rights: Measuring Transparency in the ICT Sector will take place on 19 November at the LSE’s Thai Theatre. ARTICLE 19 | Institute for […]
  • Holding the “sovereigns of cyberspace” accountable
    Rebecca MacKinnon is the Director of the Ranking Digital Rights Project. In this post, she explains the background to the project, and how the findings will hopefully lead to more research into digital rights in freedom of expression and privacy. A panel discussion on the topic will take place on 19 November, at LSE’s Thai Theatre. In 2014, more than […]
  • 6 things policy-makers need to know about children and the internet
    Sonia Livingstone is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In this post, she reviews her past work and presents the six key conclusions she has for policy-makers working on policy relating to children and how they use the internet. I’ve been researching children’s internet use for 20 years, and based on […]
  • WSIS+10 Series: Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
    With the mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) up for renewal in December this year, the 10th annual IGF taking place this week in João Pessoa, Brazil, is happening at an interesting time for the future of the Internet governance landscape. While ongoing deliberations seem to support the extension of the IGF’s mandate for another ten years, there will only […]