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News Corp and the future of public service media

I’ve been teaching students in Hong Kong about the relationship between politics and the media, and wanted to illustrate the sometimes problematic relationship between media and power. So I showed them…
The first minister of Scotland addressing the Edinburgh TV festival . Danny Lawson/PA

Scottish TV channel a non-starter if BBC expected to stump up

The Scottish first minister's speech may have been strong on vision, but there were no signs of innovative thinking on how new Scottish services would be funded at a time of BBC cutbacks.
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The Beeb, the bias and the bashing

From both left and right come accusations that the BBC is biased. The truth is that the Beeb has links to all sides of politics – as you would expect.
The ABC has, in general, been able to withstand the pressures and (less common) interventions of governments or media barons. AAP/Joel Carrett

Cost of Q&A compromise to ABC independence remains to be seen

The history of the ABC reveals battles lost and won around censorship, concessions made in times of crisis and independence compromised or overturned.
But wait – he’s got a beard! Lynne Cameron / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Song remains the same for UK papers when it comes to Labour leadership

It’s increasingly apparent that the Labour Party is muddling through a period of existential crisis. This week’s welfare bill debacle, where 48 MPs wilfully defied the interim leadership’s call for abstention…
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ABC, BBC and the future of public service media

If one didn’t know better, one might think that right-of-centre governments in both Australia and the United Kingdom are working in lockstep to undermine the long-established and hugely popular public…
Comfortable? Sang Tan / AP/Press Association Images

Bad news week for BBC as Murdoch press sharpens claws

It’s to be yet another week of crisis, inspection and introspection for the forever under pressure BBC as the government is set to publish a green paper on Thursday, which will, the Guardian says, signal…
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Managing the Mallah fallout: Q&A under scrutiny

There have been hints these last few days of a limited truce in the war of words and inquiries launched by the Coalition against the ABC’s Q&A. An apparent readiness to move the program to the news…

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