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  • The FCC comes out swinging on net neutrality and municipal broadband: counterpunches to come
    Rutgers University Law Professor Ellen Goodman explains the implications of the decisions taken yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a US government agency, regarding net neutrality. In the face of a blistering grassroots campaign, President Obama’s finger wagging, several reversals at court, and at least five years of trying, the FCC has adopted unblinking net neutrality rules. The actual order […]
  • Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs
    Steven Barnett of the University of Westminster explains why he believes the new report from the Commons Select on Culture, Media and Sport on the future of the BBC is flawed. With the BBC’s Charter due to expire at the end of next year, and the coalition reluctant to start the consultation ball rolling so close to May’s general election, […]
  • A big moment for the BBC but not quite yet
    LSE Professor Charlie Beckett looks at the new Future of the BBC report from the Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its report on the future of the most important news media organisation in the UK – the BBC. It’s a journalistic and cultural institution with significance around the globe. […]
  • The limits to children’s use of smartphones
    LSE’s Leslie Haddon looks at the findings from the final Net Children Go Mobile report, noting that some of the hype and panic about kids’ constant connectivity through mobile devices might be unwarranted.  Children’s increasing access to smartphones at ever younger ages is generating speculation about what this constant connectivity means for a new generation. However, concerns about its implications prompted […]
  • Chaos and Control: The Competing Tensions of Internet Governance in Iran
    Kyle Bowen, an LSE Media and Communications alumnus who is now a researcher at Small Media, an NGO that seeks the free flow of information, particularly in Iran, discusses the implications of a new report on Iran’s approach to internet governance. After several hours of intense debate, the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) descended into chaos. Convened to […]