How has media policy responded to fake news? – Emma Goodman

17 02 2017

fake-news-key-boardThe UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee recently  launched an inquiry into ‘fake news’ which the Committee chair describes as a “threat to democracy” that “undermines confidence in the media in general.” Read the rest of this entry »





Press Regulation post Leveson: where are we now? – Emma Goodman

26 10 2016

Leveson-inquiryIt has been a long road from the phone hacking scandal which came to light between 2006 and 2011 and threw regulation of the UK press into disarray. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency of media ownership: a first step towards media plurality measures? – Emma Goodman

10 10 2014

transparencyThe new report, written by Rachael Craufurd Smith and Yolande Stolte, presents the results of a project byAccess Info Europe and the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism that surveyed of media ownership transparency rules in 20 EU and neighbouring countries in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »





Is Anonymous Commenting Under Threat in the EU? – Emma Goodman

25 10 2013

emma-goodman-150x150On 10 October, in what was seen as a setback for the practice of allowing anonymous comments on websites in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights upheld a national ruling in Estonia that found a news portal liable for offensive comments posted by users on its website. Emma Goodman, co-author of a recent report on comment moderation practices looks at the implications of this ruling. Read the rest of this entry »