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  • Deadline for abstracts for the 30th EuroCPR conference

    Starts: 12:00 am, October 31, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, November 1, 2014

  • 3 months until European Commission's Public Consultation on Patents and Standards closes

    Starts: 12:00 am, October 31, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, November 1, 2014

  • Key date for the formation of the new European Commission: The new Commission takes office

    Starts: 12:00 am, November 1, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, November 2, 2014

  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

    Starts: 12:00 am, November 2, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, November 3, 2014

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    Commons select committee questions the value of the BBC Trust

Commons select committee questions the value of the BBC Trust

by Ayden Fabien Férdeline

The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday questioned the BBC Trust over how well it is representing the interests of license-fee payers. The Trust was established in 2007 to provide oversight over the public broadcaster and is mandated to perform this role in the public interest.

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    European Regulators call for new EU commission to set standards for independence

European Regulators call for new EU commission to set standards for independence

The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services formally adopted a statement on the need for regulatory independence at its second full meeting in Brussels. In an agenda setting move for the incoming college of Commissioners the group of 28 heads or high level representatives of the independent national regulatory authorities for audiovisual media services called […]

UK Government announces “revenge porn” legislation

On 12 October, a press release from the Ministry of Justice and The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP announced that maliciously sharing sexually explicit pictures of former partners will become a specific offence in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which is currently going through Parliament.
The change in the law will apply to images shared both online and offline, covering […]

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    Ofcom releases 2014 report on media use and attitudes of children and parents

Ofcom releases 2014 report on media use and attitudes of children and parents

On 9 October Ofcom published its 2014 Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report with evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people from ages 3-4 and 5-15. The report also includes findings on parents’ views about children’s media use and the ways parent’s seek to supervise such media use.

According to the […]

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    Juncker’s EU Commission named: two key digital roles announced

Juncker’s EU Commission named: two key digital roles announced

Today, European Commission President-elect, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced the key players in his commission, including some of those responsible for looking after the digital agenda: former Estonian prime minister, Andrus Ansip, and current energy commissioner, German politician Günther Oettinger.
The Commission will need to be approved by European Parliament and then formally appointed by the European Council. […]

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    UK Information Commissioner launches data protection guidance for journalists

UK Information Commissioner launches data protection guidance for journalists

The UK’s Information Commissioner Christopher Graham launched his office’s new guidance for journalists on data protection today. The guidance was developed after an open consultation and in response to the recommendations from the report of the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, ethics and practices of the press.

The guidance covers basic principles of data protection as […]