New Zealand media regulation reforms
gazetteNew Zealand has been looking at new proposals for media regulation which address the digital revolution … Unlike Australia and the UK, the NZ Law Commission's media reform plans have met with minimal resistance … Barrister Steven Price investigates...The New Zealand Law Commission has been drawing up plans for some urban renewal in the media law landscape.
Met police defend decision not to pursue leaks
Scotland Yard on Monday defended a decision it made not to take action over intelligence it received alleging leaks of internal secrets from its "inner sanctum", potentially to the News of the World (NoW). The intelligence is contained in a Met document generated in April 2006 at a time when the then commissioner, Sir Ian Blair (now Lord Blair), faced internal ructions and a hostile press.
Conference – After Leveson citizen journalism?
Are you available to come to our special media conference entitled, After Leveson, is Citizen Journalism the Answer? on Saturday 8 June? Please publicise through your network: http://www.the-latest.com/after-leveson-citizen-journalism-answer?. We're pitching it as follows: The event, at the London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB, is being hosted by the Citizen journalism Educational Trust and the-Latest.Com, and builds on the success of their Media and the Riots conference that brought young people and journalists face to face. The Leveson Inquiry accepted the conference report as evidence.
It's a myth...
There is a strange kind of hypocrisy in the way some Fleet Street representatives use and abuse the notion of Parliamentary approval. As it happens, the claim that the cross-party Royal Charter – which will now be delayed beyond May 15 - has not been approved by Parliament is misleading at best.
Papers drop veto on watchdog appointments
Newspaper owners have backed down on demands to have a veto over the board members of any new press regulator. A statement published on behalf of major publishers said appointments should instead be made by "consensus". Some owners wanted the power to block those they saw as hostile to the press.
Press regulation - the stand off continues...
The Press Standards Board of Finance Limited (Pressbof) has submitted to the Privy Council Office a petition for a Royal Charter. As with all Charter petitions, the relevant Government department, in this case the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), will be considering this Charter, drawing in views from other Government departments as required.
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The Prisoner of Fleet Street
Standing up for citizens' complaints
Phone-hacking police charge Rebekah Brooks
World Press Freedom Day
More reporters are currently imprisoned in Turkey than in any other country in the world. Only a matter of weeks ago lawyers failed to persuade a Turkish court to release a 76-year-old journalist from a Turkish internet news station.
World Press Freedom Day on Friday May 3, 2013 is being marked in Britain by a rally to highlight the dangers facing journalists in Turkey and in this podcast, Nicholas Jones speaks to Barry White, Organiser at the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, and Sam Bamford, the TUC's policy officer for Eastern Europe and Africa about the importance of a campaign to highlight international press freedom.
The World Press Freedom Day rally is being staged by the National Union of Journalists at the NUJ head office, Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1 on Thursday May 2, 6pm-8pm.
UK launch of EU media campaign
The UK launch of a 'European Citizens' Initiative' calling for EU rules against concentration of media power will take place on Thursday March 21 from 11:00am – 12:30pm in Committee Room 4A at the House of Lords, London. Guest speakers will include actor and activist Hugh Grant (pictured), media consultant Claire Enders, Professor Steven Barnett, Barry McCall (President of the NUJ) and Marc Gruber (Director of the European Federation of Journalists).
A European Citizens' Initiative is an official petition, like a Downing Street petition. If it succeeds in gathering a million signatures across the EU, the Commission is obliged to respond.
This petition calls for the EU to act to protect media pluralism and press freedom.
CPBF Annual General Meeting
Make a note in your diary
Saturday 13 July 2013 from 10.00am
NUJ HQ, 308/312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1.
Leveson, media ownership, CPBF future work.
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MEDIA FOR ALL CONFERENCE
Papers from the Media for All Conference
The media’s job is to inform and entertain us but we rely on them too to tell us what our rulers and representatives are up to. In the run-up to the Iraq war the government used spin and disinformation in the media to create panic and mislead people. The truth is coming out now, but we need stronger, more independent media to be able to scrutinise governments and make informed choices.
notwar.net - quirky international peace group with details of hundreds of campaigning peace groups
media reform - us-based campaigning group also known as Free Press
cultural studies mailing list (FAQ)
cris - the campaign for communication rights in the information society
European Institute for the Media
campaign for freedom of information
allmediascotland - a directory and portal for the scottish media industry
Taking Sides weblog on IRAQ
International Women's Media Foundation - US based organisation aimed at increasing women's participation in the media.
the memory hole
truth out - a US Democrat news site
ideosphere: non-profit media consultancy (sweden)
medialens: the real news from the US
european journalism centre
bad subjects: political education for everyday life - from the University of California at Berkeley
new internationalist online
arab media watch
US Free Press
jihad unspun - 'a clear view of the war against terror'
Alliance for Lobbying Transparency
NUJ Brussels branch
british journalism review
community media association
send e-mail to altmedia (you have to subscribe first)
subscribe to 'the weekly spin'
red pepper - campaigning journal & web site
committee to protect journalists
undercurrents (for the news you don't see on the news)
NUJ New Media industrial council
Observatoire Français des Médias (French only)
wordpower: books to change our world
International Network for Cultural Diversity
Liberty's 'yourrights' online provides information and access to advice on human rights issues such as free expression and privacy as well as information on the specific rights of various individuals and groups.
media workers against the war
global village cat - access TV worldwide
working for change (US)
world association for christian communication (WACC)
Index on Censorship - international campaign for free expression, based on publication and website
national union of journalists (UK & Ireland)
NUJ New Media website
michael moore's site
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Schnews - weekly newsletter from: Justice? Brighton's Direct Action Collective
stop war web site
writers' guild of great britain