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  • Surveillance Policy Should Not Be Enshrouded in Secrecy
    Mayya Novakovskiy, an MSc student in Politics and Communications at the LSE, summarizes the recent Human Rights Watch report on large scale surveillance and argues that the report does not go far enough to question surveillance policy and government transparency.  Last month Human Rights Watch put out a report analyzing the impact large scale surveillance has had on journalism, the […]
  • The Internet of Things: What Is It and What Does It Mean for You?
    Do you understand the “Internet of things”and the possible implications are of all that connectivity? Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office explains and discusses new research showing information to consumers is inconsistent leaving them ill-informed about their choices in how their data is used. Picture yourself coming home from work in twenty years’ time. The house […]
  • 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 […]