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Ofcom’s duty is to regulate broadcasting on behalf of UK citizens. That appears to be under threat, both from internal forces and potentially from its next chair.
Heavy hitter: Andrew Neil will be chair of new broadcaster GB News.
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Research shows broadcast journalism is already becoming more partisan.
At loggerheads: Boris Johnson and BBC presenter Andrew Marr.
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Leaks in the press about the prime minister’s preferred candidates for two of the most senior roles in British broadcasting are a deliberate and dangerous tactic.
How will free speech and freedom from harm work out online?
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Free speech is too important to leave it to a government regulator to decide what should be banned.
Broadcasters snubbing the likes of Nicola Sturgeon and Jo Swinson in favour of head-to-head debates with the two big party leaders just serves to stoke political tensions.
But despite the UK’s alarmist tone on the incoming NIS directive, it’s not just about the hefty £17m fines.
Pants on fire.
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can’t be done.
Sky already has a dominant position in subscription TV services in the UK.
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This deal needs to be seen for what it is: a massive step towards dominance of the UK media which could influence public opinion and squeeze out competition.
Mitch Fifield recently announced the Turnbull government would once again attempt to tackle media reform.
The Australian media policy omelette cannot simply be unscrambled. But forward-thinking diversity rules could help prevent further concentration of media ownership.
How to get the best result from a £1.1 billion bet on football.
Mitch Fifield argues media diversity is under threat unless the government’s bill is passed.
The Turnbull government is engaged in a media reform process that is all about the sideshow – not forward-thinking policy with the public interest in mind.
How not to deal with sales calls.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
Very pretty, but could they be ruining your connection?
A telephone regulator has warned that festive decorations can spoil your Facebook fun. Here’s the science.
BT is big… but a smaller BT won’t necessarily be more beautiful.
Ever since BT was privatised there have been calls to break it up. But with the steps Ofcom has already taken, it’s not clear there’s any benefit for consumers.
This BAFTA can be yours for a mere £299.
Sex isn’t the issue – we should object when TV programmes try to sell us anything.
Spot the difference! Oh, wait…
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The UK’s broadcast regulator Ofcom recently released a draft ruling that the Green party lacks sufficient support to qualify as a major party. This could give mainstream media the excuse they were searching…
However hi-tech the world has become, it still rests on copper cable.
Telephone companies have yet again announced inflation-busting increases in telephone line rental charges. Why, in a world that is increasingly mobile-first – or even mobile-only – are we still paying…
STV counts down to Scotland’s first new local channel.
At 6.30pm tonight, Scotland will lay down a milestone in one of the key debates in television: will local television become a successful and profitable part of the UK’s media scene or remain one politician’s…
Giving offence: Theresa May questioned whether BBC, ITV or Channel 4 should have interviewed Anjem Choudary.
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The news that Ofcom is investigating whether three interviews with the radical Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary after the Woolwich murder broke the Broadcasting Code has highlighted again the debate about…