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  • Why I have signed a letter to all MPs calling for greater Parliamentary scrutiny of surveillance laws
    An alliance of academics, led by the LSE’s Andrew Murray and the University of East Anglia’s Paul Bernal, have sent an open letter to UK MPs calling for greater Parliamentary scrutiny of surveillance laws. Here Andrew Murray explains further. Today a letter signed by myself and 37 other leading academics and researchers was sent to all 650 UK MPs. In […]
  • What is wrong with the Greek media?
    LSE Phd researcher Vaios Papanagnou reviews a new report on Media Policy and Independent Journalism in Greece and draws an analysis of the state of the country’s journalism. The unravelling of the Greek media system has been spectacular. This was not only due to its centrality in the public space, but more importantly because of the intensity of its destruction. The annihilation of […]
  • Why EU authorities are taking a closer look at Facebook’s privacy practices
    On 13 May 2015, the Belgian Privacy Commission issued a recommendation as part of an ongoing investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices. Brendan Van Alsenoy and Valerie Verdoodt describe why Facebook is facing increased regulatory scrutiny and summarize the highlights of the recent recommendation. In November last year, Facebook announced it would be updating its policies and terms. Changes were going […]
  • Why IMPRESS is Seeking Recognition as an Independent Press Regulator
    Yesterday, IMPRESS announced that it would seek recognition under the Royal Charter put into place following the Leveson Inquiry. In short, this means that once the exemplary damages clause of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 kicks in in November, IMPRESS members would only have to pay their own costs in libel and privacy cases, while as other publishers would […]
  • Half empty or full? The politics of measuring media plurality
    Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck, University of London looks at why the media ownership and plurality debates are stuck on the issue of measurement and argues that better assessment is needed before the right metrics can be chosen.  Ofcom’s latest consultation on measuring media plurality asks at the outset ‘what, if anything, should be added to the measurement framework?’ This question itself […]