Tag Archives: media law

May 16 2011

Social media and democratic governance: the next decade (Wilton Park paper)

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These are the notes for a presentation I gave as part of the Wilton Park conference on ‘media, social media and democratic governance’. This has been an extraordinary period for news and also for the way that news is created … Continue reading

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May 10 2011

The messy reality of law, privacy and media freedom

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It’s an interesting time for journalism law experts.  Here here’s my quick take on today’s significant three decisions/issues:   Max Mosley is an intelligent and determined critic of media abuses. I thought he was right to sue the News of the … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2011

Who Are We Fighting The Information War With?

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This is the first of a couple of blogs stimulated by a visit to POLIS/LSE by members of Hillary Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft team, the digital diplomats from the State Department. Hillary Clinton’s internet advisor Alec Ross gave a compelling … Continue reading

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Dec 10 2010

What's New About Wikileaks?

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This is a slide show for a talk I am giving on Wikileaks. It is a simple attempt to start exploring what is new about Wikileaks in terms of politics and journalism. You can access it by clicking on the … Continue reading

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Dec 2 2010

Media Plurality: the Newscorp/BSkyB Debate

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POLIS is holding a panel discussion looking at the issue of Media Plurality in the light of the News Corporation’s bid to take full ownership of BSkyB. And there will be free (festive, surely?) drinks. Here’s the line-up so far.

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Nov 30 2010

Globalisation, media and UK communities

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I have written a paper commissioned as part of JRF’s programme on Globalisation, which explores and promotes awareness of the impacts of globalisation on the UK and focuses on communities and people in poverty. It: examines how global media has … Continue reading

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Nov 29 2010

Wikileaks: now that's what I call an informed society…

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The timing could not have been better. I am in Dubai to lead a global council discussion on Informed Societies with some top people from journalism, public relations, social media and universities. The Wikileaks revelations of how international diplomacy really … Continue reading

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Nov 3 2010

Internet freedom and regulation: a global network initiative

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Should you shut-down a website that worships a murderer? How can companies protect the freedom of expression and privacy of their users in a global technological landscape where they are increasingly confronted with various government interventions and legislation that may … Continue reading

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Mar 19 2010

When journalists go online: ethical challenges for news and social media

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This report on the Polis/PCC seminar is by Polis Researcher Hibah Hussain. The meteoric rise of social networks and micro-blogging platforms raises important new ethical and practical questions for journalists and policy makers. A special panel sponsored by Polis and … Continue reading

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Feb 17 2010

Time To Trust Jurors and Journalists On Contempt?

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New evidence supports my hunch that jurors are better at their job than you might think if you watch TV crime series. This might imply that we should allow greater freedom to journalists to report cases, too. The study for … Continue reading

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