Media Plurality: Is Ofcom’s “Share of References” Scheme Fit for Measuring Media Power? – Steven Barnett

9 12 2013

Steve BarnettAt the heart of any discussion about plurality and media ownership lies the concept of power: for democracy to function properly, the exercise of power over public opinion, law-makers, opinion-formers and elite decision-makers must be properly distributed and not become concentrated in a small group of individuals or organisations. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 December 2012

9 12 2013

Media and Law RoundupThis was Week 6 of the phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others at the Old Bailey.  The jury only heard evidence for one day Thursday 5 December (see #pressform collection of links, Day 25). The Court heard evidence relating to the misconduct in public office counts.  Read the rest of this entry »