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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Standing up for citizens' complaints
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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.
NUJ Brussels branch
pr watch's 'spin of the day'
europa: 'an internet site covering Europe as a common area of freedom, security and justice' - web site of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Home Affairs
International News Safety Institute
cris - the campaign for communication rights in the information society
sp media watch
vertigo - independent UK film magazine
save welsh tv
red pepper - campaigning journal & web site
cultural studies mailing list (FAQ)
stop war web site
NUJ New Media industrial council
Observatoire Français des Médias (French only)
Public Voice, a voluntary sector coalition campaigning on citizens' interests in communications.
allmediascotland - a directory and portal for the scottish media industry
New book: Creating Fear - News and the construction of crisis, David L. Altheide
campaign for freedom of information
Middle East Media Guide
international federation of journalists
NUJ New Media website
ePolitix - get your own e-mail news feed
world association of community radio broadcasters
british journalism review
Taking Sides weblog on IRAQ
european journalism centre
VLV (Voice of the Listener and Viewer - working for quality and diversity in British broadcasting)
archives of the weekly spin
columbia journalism review
Brass Check TV
Ofcom website - the uk's broadcasting and telecoms regulator
media communications policy resources (from Katharine Sarikakis of Leeds university)
global village cat - access TV worldwide
Disinformation - US site combining analysis, rumour, paranoia and alternative lifestyles.
Exiled Journalists Network
committee to protect journalists
spinwatch - monitoring PR and spin in the public interest (independent UK-based group)
AllConferences.Com - Directory of Conferences, conventions, exhibits, seminars, workshops, events, trade shows and business meetings. Includes calendar, dates, location, web site, contact and registration information.
media alliance (US)
global journalism review
International Women's Media Foundation - US based organisation aimed at increasing women's participation in the media.
arab media watch
writers' guild of great britain
media watch mailing list
corporation watch (US)
who owns what - from columbia journalism review