Striking the balance: why we still need a plurality dialogue

5 November 2014 / By Robin Foster Robin Foster is an adviser on strategy, policy and regulation in the media and communications sectors and a founding member of Communications Chambers. He previously held strategy and board level posts at Ofcom, Independent Television Commission, and the BBC and has provided senior level advice to leading organisations including…

Is there any Internet Governance out there?

October 29th, 2014 / by LSE Media Policy Project This year has seen significant developments in internet governance, including the Brazilian government’s attempt to create a truly multistakeholder global process in the wake of the Snowden revelations, and the US government’s announcement of its intention to transition domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.…

European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns?

October 17, 2014 / By Igne Graef Inge Graef, an expert on the intersection between personal data and competition law on online media platforms from KU Leuven, looks at the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition and argues that the European Commission should have examined the impact data concentration can have on attracting and retaining users and privacy as a…