Murdoch bid for Sky is not just about news – Sally Broughton Micova

15 07 2017

When Ofcom published its report to the media and culture secretary, Karen Bradley, on its public interest test for the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox, it rightly found that a takeover would raise public interest concerns. Read the rest of this entry »





Radical proposals in the EC’s consultation on audiovisual media services – Sally Broughton Micova

15 07 2015

new-carousel-avmsd-500x254px_9786_0On Monday 6 July the European Commission launched a public consultation as part of the “Regulatory fitness” test of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). This is a big moment: concrete policy options for an overhaul of European media regulation are on the table for the first time since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »





Ending 2014 in Media Policy: out of one election into another – Sally Broughton Micova

24 12 2014

LSE Media Policy ProjectThe big European event of the year was, of course, the election of the new European Parliament and Commission. The interruption of the elections left us waiting for the outcome of the Commission’s consultation on copyright, which received a record number of responses and should lead to a proposal for changes to EU rules. The proposed changes to EU data protection legislation were also on hold. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: Forget How We Got Here? Newspaper Coverage of the Royal Charter Deal – Sally Broughton Micova

18 04 2013

National NewspapersWhen Leveson published his Report at the end of November our research showed that the press presented the story as one mainly about freedom of the press and the struggle by hacking victims for vindication and protection in the future. Slightly less prominent but also present was a narrative of the politico-media complex or ties between big media and politicians. Our latest study of newspaper coverage before and after the Royal Charter agreement for implementing Leveson’s recommendations showed that the struggle of the victims of press wrongdoings has all but disappeared from the story. Read the rest of this entry »