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11.01.18

Ofcom: Proposed BBC Scotland TV Channel Could Crowd Out Scottish News Providers

Ofcom has today announced that it will carry out a Competition Assessment examining the BBC’s proposal to launch a new television channel for audiences in Scotland. In a published letter from Kevin Bakhurst, Ofcom content group d...

11.01.18

PM Vows To Overturn Lords Votes to Curb Press Freedom

Votes in the House of Lords  for a broad Leveson-style enquiry into the media industry and punitive costs sanctions to be inserted into the data protection regime must be overturned to avoid damaging local newspapers, the Prime Minister has...

11.01.18

Reporters Without Borders Urges PM to Repeal Section 40

Reporters Without Borders and English PEN have jointly written to Theresa May to request the urgent repeal of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 which would chill reporting and undermine the “essential role of the press in our dem...

11.01.18

Robert Thomson: Digital World Is Dysfunctional

News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson has said that the digital world is “dysfunctional from a content creative perspective” and that Google and Facebook need to change their behaviour to ensure that publishers can continue to inv...

21.12.17

Committee Announces Editors’ Code Revisions

The Editors’ Code of Practice has been revised after a public consultation with the changes coming into effect on 1 January. The Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which writes and revises the code of standards policed by the...