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  • Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders
    Click on an organisation to jump to description The generation of children born in the 2000s has had unprecedented access to digital means of communication. In the developed world at least, where the internet has been widely available since the late 1990s, this generation has never known the world without it. Now, the majority of developing countries are rapidly gaining […]
  • Allocation of ultra high frequency spectrum in the Americas
    The upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) has mobile network operators wrestling broadcasters for access to ultra-high frequency electromagnetic spectrum, but it’s not just industry actors that are struggling to reach a common position over the future allocation of the resource. Government regulators throughout the Americas are just as conflicted. LSE MSc student Ayden Fabien Férdeline suggests there needn’t be […]
  • If debate is silenced we risk more violence in the name of religion
    Thomas Hughes, the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, argues that states must actively protect free speech rather than merely pay it lip service.  In the last few months, the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief have been brought into sharp focus. The tragic Charlie Hebdo murders, and the subsequent attack on a kosher Supermarket in Paris, […]
  • Nought for your comfort: Sir Alan Moses’ speech to the LSE Media Policy Project
    Media lawyer Jonathan Coad is a partner in the Media Brands and Technology Group at Lewis Silkin LLP and acts for both Claimants and Defendants. He expresses disappointment that IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) seems to be heading in the same ineffectual direction as the PCC (Press Complaints Commission). When I read of the appointment of Sir Alan Moses to the vital […]
  • Moses’ theory for IPSO: less independence, not more
    LSE Media Policy Project director Damian Tambini responds to Sir Alan Moses’ speech on IPSO and the future of press regulation, given at the LSE last week. Alan Moses has offered a spirited and entertaining defence of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). As a theoretical justification of his approach to IPSO however, it is dangerous, because he proposes a […]