Joint efforts ‘critical to protect media freedom’

25 July, 2017 / By Joseph Varghese, Gulf Times Several leading media experts have stressed the need for joint efforts to protect media freedom around the world. They were speaking yesterday at the plenary session of an international conference on the threats facing freedom of expression, being held in Doha which will conclude today. Organised by…

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Rupert Murdoch’s Sky takeover has been denied for now – but the plurality of our media is still at risk

June 29, 2017 / by Neena Gill, The Independent. Even though phone-hacking is now a dark part of its history, Murdoch’s media empire continues to churn out partisan and sometimes highly abusive content.   One of the things that makes me proud to be British is our freedom to feel, think and say largely whatever we…

Be the media, know the media, change the media

18 February 2016 / By Des Freedman We’re facing a crisis at the heart of our media system – in other words with the dominant players across our media environment – on many different levels: of funding, of ethics, of representation and of legitimacy. The crisis is related, in particular, to the increasingly unequal distribution…

GE2015: Party positions on media plurality and local news

7 May 2013 / By Media Policy Project Blog The three main UK political parties – the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and Labour – have set out their policy priorities for the media & telecoms sectors in their party manifestos. A recent report from Enders Analysis highlights areas of convergence and divergence between them in…