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Should the UK link media industries policy and human rights? -comments for BSAC

Earlier this week I was interviewed by Chinese TV on phone hacking. The Chinese are extraordinarily interested in what we do in the media sector. Last year, Chinese journalists were particularly interested in Prime Ministerial calls for twitter to be regulated after the riots for example. But the really sobering thing happened after the interview when I asked if they had […]

ORGCon March 24: What Are Your Digital Rights?

With so many policy discussions going on regarding Leveson, the DEA, and the ever-elusive Communications Green Paper, this is a good time to step back and reassess the role of the citizen in developing media and technology policy and whether we’re doing enough to influence the debate.

If recent attempts at pushing through communications legislation in other jurisdictions are any […]

Privatized Governance and “Consent of the Networked”

Today I am chairing a talk and discussion with journalist and internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon, hosted by POLIS.  I’m especially looking forward to this talk because Rebecca’s new book Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom touches on some of the ideas that I have been thinking about and working on. I’ve only just received […]

February 28th, 2012|Internet Freedom|0 Comments|