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Steven Barnett: UK Needs Creative Solutions & New Policy Framework for Media Plurality

Speaking for the annual Charles Wheeler Lecture on Journalism at Westminster University, Shadow Culture Minister Harriet Harman called for a cross-party process for new regulation on media plurality. Professor of Communications Steven Barnett, who has advised various parliamentary, governmental and European bodies on media issues, hosted the event. LSE Media Policy Project’s Sally Broughton Micova asked him about his […]

Is the EU Moving Towards Net Neutrality Legislation?

Speaking to MEPs in Brussels, European Commission VP Neelie Kroes recently promised “to fight with her last breath” for a common telecoms market, including an open internet and specifically mentioned net neutrality. The EU has in the past come out in favour of an open and neutral internet, but with few visible consequences.  Following a 2009 declaration from the Commission […]

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media ‘Monitoring’ UK Policy

Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media observes media developments in all 57 OSCE participating States. She provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promotes full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments. This interview was conducted by Sally Broughton Micova of LSE’s Media Policy Project.


Q: In March you expressed concern over the Royal Charter […]

Is PressBoF Winning the Royal Charter Race?

The Privy Council has initiated a consultation on a Royal Charter for the establishment of a recognition body for press self-regulation. This consultation, which ends on 24 May, is not however on the version agreed to by the political party leaders and accepted by Parliament on 18 of March. Instead it is the version proposed by a group of […]

What Not to Miss in May in Media Policy

April was a busy month in media policy with the passage of a new Defamation Bill, a sudden apparent end to the Communications Data Bill, and yet another version of a Royal Charter for press self-regulations submitted by a group of publishers and supported by the Newspaper Society. In May, intellectual property and copyright are on the agenda with […]

Forget How We Got Here? Newspaper Coverage of the Royal Charter Deal

When Leveson published his Report at the end of November our research showed that the press presented the story as one mainly about freedom of the press and the struggle by hacking victims for vindication and protection in the future. Slightly less prominent but also present was a narrative of the politico-media complex or ties between big media and […]

Why a Citizens’ Initiative on Media Pluralism? Interview with Granville Williams

A European Citizens Initiative on Media Freedom and Pluralism is currently underway and the organisers are aiming to get 1 million signatures from across the EU. This kind of mechanism is not familiar to most people and has not been used in relation to media issues before, so the Media Policy Project decided to find out more about it […]

European Commission Seeks Support for More Active Media Policy

Two new consultations launched on 22 March are a sign that the European Commission may be seriously considering a more active role in media policy. Support from the European Parliament appears likely, given that the Civil Liberties Committee recently passed a resolution calling for regular monitoring of media laws in Member States.

The first Consultation is aimed at getting responses to […]

Newspaper Editorials the Day After: Surprisingly Positive on Press Deal?

When the Prime Minister presented the cross-party deal on press regulation to Parliament , he described it as a way of avoiding the “statutory underpinning” called for in the Leveson Report. Editorials in daily newspapers the following day suggest that most broadsheets are ready to accept the combination of a Royal Charter and a small clause in the Enterprise and Regulatory […]

Who Cares who Blinked? First Reactions to the Cross-Party Press Deal

Cameron, Clegg and Miliband are all claiming victory out of the cross-party deal on a Royal Charter to implement the recommendations of the Leveson Report. The ways each party’s faithful have been claiming that the other side blinked have provided fodder for many an amusing Tweet, but ultimately detract from the real issues. What is important to look at […]