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07.12.17

Australian Authorities Commence Inquiry Into Digital Platforms

Competition authorities in Australia have launched an inquiry to examine the effect digital content aggregation platforms such as Facebook and Google are having on competition in media and advertising services markets. The Federal Governmen...

07.12.17

Government ‘Supportive’ of Publisher’s Right Proposal

The Government has indicated that it is “supportive” of proposals for a publisher’s right which is designed to help publishers protect their investment in journalism in the online environment.  In October, Lord Black...

07.12.17

Health Secretary Calls For Facebook To ‘Do More’ For Children’s Mental Health

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has accused Facebook of showing “little interest” in the mental health of its younger users after the platform announced plans to launch a messenger service for under 13s. In a piece for The Times to...

07.12.17

BBC Announces Media Organisations Which Will Employ Local Democracy Reporters As Latest Step In The Local News Partnerships

The BBC’s Local News Partnerships have taken a key step towards the creation of a pool of local democracy reporters to cover council and public meetings across the UK. Contracts to employ an initial 144 full-time and two part-time Loc...

30.11.17

Damian Collins Welcomes IPSO’s  Arbitration Scheme Announcement

Damian Collins MP, chair of the Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committee, has welcomed  IPSO’s announcement of the details of its low-cost arbitration scheme, featuring much-reduced costs for claimants. Responding to the...