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Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs - Steven Barnett

With the BBC’s Charter due to expire at the end of next year, and the coalition reluctant to start the consultation ball rolling so close to May’s general election, it was entirely appropriate that the Culture, Media and Sport select committee should produce its own report to influence the process. 1,017 more words


How decent self-regulation could help prevent the kind of problems that forced Peter Oborne out of the Telegraph - Brian Cathcart

When newspapers hide the truth from their readers to avoid displeasing advertisers, as Peter Oborne alleges the Telegraph has done, they are not breaching the Editors’ Code of Practice. 617 more words

Leveson Inquiry

The Press as Victim: it does not wash - Brian Cathcart

Have a look at the website of the Press Gazette, the trade publication. Read the output of some newspaper media columnists. Follow commentary on recent court cases. 1,202 more words


Getting to grips with all things 'Media Regulation and Policy'

This week we have explored Media Regulation and Policy. To be able to research this further, it is vital to understand the definitions of ‘Regulation’ and ‘Policy’. 539 more words

Media Theory

Compromising anonymity, scapegoating ethnic minorities, and recklessly intruding into grief: how some newspapers have responded to Leveson - Daisy Cooper and Michelle Gribbon

In the wake of the Leveson Inquiry, several newspaper groups created a new self-regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (“IPSO”) in place of the discredited Press Complaints Commission (“PCC”).  1,797 more words

Leveson Inquiry

‘Toothless’ press regulator is a busted flush, but genuine post-Leveson reform is still on the way - Steven Barnett

As criminal trials proceed against more journalists for alleged corrupt payments to public officials, and more evidence emerges about industrial-scale phone-hacking at Mirror Group newspapers, the Sun appears to have ratcheted up its “save our press freedom” mantra with a systematic attack on the Crown Prosecution Service. 1,244 more words

Leveson Inquiry

Production Showcase: Media Law & Regulation


Under BCU’s Media Law and Regulation module, I was tasked with delivering a portfolio that showcased my understanding of the way the law and regulatory bodies affect journalism. 306 more words

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