Conference: Press Regulation in an Era of Convergence, 24 September 2015

23 07 2015

Middlesex_University_logoMedia convergence enables citizens to use the same devices so as to access a diverse range of content that was formerly tied to specific platforms. It also presents a policy challenge as regulators struggle to accommodate new technological and market realities within existing governance structures. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Recognition Panel Launches Charter Criteria Consultation – Media Lawyer

12 06 2015

David WolfeThe Press Recognition Panel, the body set up to approve would-be industry watchdogs, has launched its consultation on how it should apply the criteria detailed in the Royal Charter put in place in the wake of the Leveson report. Read the rest of this entry »





Why Leveson is alive and well, despite the election result – Steven Barnett

30 05 2015

Leveson reportIt has become something of a received wisdom amongst Fleet Street editors that the Conservatives’ election victory means “Leveson is dead”.  Their unalloyed glee has been fuelled by a few Conservative nods and winks during the campaign suggesting that, despite a framework for press self-regulation that has was endorsed by a huge cross-party majority in the last Parliament, a Conservative government would not pursue it. Or, in the words of former Culture Secretary Sajid Javid: “Our job is done as a government. It’s up to the press.Read the rest of this entry »





Effective press regulation will happen: Five reasons to be confident Leveson will be implemented – Brian Cathcart

27 05 2015

Leveson ReportThe big corporate papers are encouraging the idea that the result of the general election means the end of the Leveson process. Although this claim is hardly surprising given their wild-eyed desperation to avoid any form of meaningful accountability, it is wrong. Read the rest of this entry »





Beyond Bullying: some unanswered questions about the outing of Abby #Milifandom – Peter Jukes

23 05 2015

MilifandomI’m not going to rehearse the sorry history of Sun on Sunday columnist and former Conservative MP who has spent the last two weeks attacking the 17 year old behind the #Milifandom phenomenon. The young student has had enough grief as it is, and Louise Mensch’s words speak for themselves. Read the rest of this entry »





Why IMPRESS is Seeking Recognition as an Independent Press Regulator – Walter Merricks

22 05 2015

waltermerricksAs soon as I was appointed Chair of IMPRESS, people asked me whether we would be seeking recognition under the Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf]. It would have been absurd for me to give an immediate answer. The IMPRESS Board was yet to be appointed, let alone to hold our first meeting. When we did meet for the first time, early this year, we agreed that we would hear what people had to say for and against the Charter before reaching a decision. Read the rest of this entry »





News: IMPRESS announces that it will seek recognition under the Royal Charter

20 05 2015

THE-IMPRESS-PROJECT-1IMPRESS, the Independent Monitor for the Press, has announced that it is preparing to seek recognition under the Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf]. The Charter gives effect to the principles of independent and effective regulation defined by Lord Justice Leveson after his groundbreaking inquiry into press standards. Read the rest of this entry »








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