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BBC's Consultation on proposed criteria for Party Election Broadcasts in 2015 closes in three weeks

Starts: 12:00 am, December 22, 2014

Ends: 12:00 am, December 23, 2014

31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3) in Hamburg

Starts: 12:00 am, December 27, 2014

Ends: 12:00 am, December 31, 2014

1 month until European Commission's Public Consultation on Patents and Standards closes

Starts: 12:00 am, December 31, 2014

Ends: 12:00 am, January 1, 2015

Ofcom's consultation on its third review of public service broadcasting closes in two months

Starts: 12:00 am, January 1, 2015

Ends: 12:00 am, January 2, 2015

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Alternative regulator IMPRESS announces Board

On 11 December,  the inaugural Board for alternative regulator IMPRESS (The Independent Monitor for the Press) was announced. The Board will join Walter Merricks CBE, the first Chair of IMPRESS, in launching the new organisation, which is working to introduce independent and effective press regulation.
The Board members include

Deborah Arnott, former broadcast journalist and now Chief Executive of the charity […]

By |December 11th, 2014|0 Comments|

Ofcom publishes decision to make spectrum in 700 MHz band available for mobile data

By Kathryn Rockwell

Ofcom has published a decision to make valuable spectrum frequencies available for mobile broadband services, while assuring that the future of digital terrestrial TV will be secured. The decision enables the mobile network operators to deliver mobile broadband using the 700MHz frequency band, which is currently being used for digital terrestrial TV […]

By |November 21st, 2014|0 Comments|

Final EU Kids Online project report released

by Alexandra Chernyavskaya
Last week at the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) in Brussels, Belgium, Professor Sonia Livingstone launched the final report of the EU Kids Online project, a four year project to survey young people’s internet use. The report outlines key findings from an extensive body of research carried out by the European Commission funded […]

By |November 11th, 2014|0 Comments|

Updates on UK press regulation

by Sana Ali

This week has seen significant developments in the area of press regulation in the UK, with the Press Recognition Panel created as a legal body under the Royal Charter, and IMPRESS announcing its first chair. While IPSO, the self-regulatory body set up by elements of the industry has made clear it will […]

By |November 7th, 2014|0 Comments|

Consultation launched to tackle UK mobile ‘not-spots’

by Candace Gawler

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has launched a consultation to address the poor mobile network coverage and ‘partial not–spots’ across the UK. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said that it “can’t be right that in a fifth of the UK, people cannot use their phones to make a call. The government […]

By |November 6th, 2014|0 Comments|
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    Lords Inquiry into women in news hears final evidence session

Lords Inquiry into women in news hears final evidence session

by Stacie Walsh

On Tuesday 4 November the third and final evidence session for the House of Lords’ “Inquiry into Women in news and current affairs broadcasting” was held at Westminster Palace. Evidence was given by Miriam O’Reilly, former BBC news presenter and producer best known for her work on Countryfile, Cathy Newman, Channel 4 […]

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