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Announcement: Launch of new survey on the legal experiences and views of journalists and online publishers

A new survey for journalists and bloggers, which can be found at this link, aims to collect information about their experiences of and views on libel and privacy law A system of arbitration is at the heart of Lord Justice … Continue reading

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Consultation for bloggers: ‘small-scale’ publishers and media regulation

The Leveson Inquiry’s focus was on the “press”, but a new system of media regulation implemented through a Royal Charter and the Crime and Courts Bill could have a much wider remit, depending on how a “small-scale” publisher is defined. … Continue reading

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Damian Radcliffe: Hey! Regulator! Leave those Hyperlocals alone!

Damian Radcliffe conducted the UK’s first review of hyperlocal media, published by NESTA in March 2012, which touched on some of the legal and regulatory issues for small local websites. He has now returned to regulation and law in more … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal: the regulatory and legal challenges

Damian Radcliffe, nations and communities manager at Ofcom, has conducted some very useful research into hyperlocal definitions and trends, available on Slideshare: While independent news sites fall outside the Ofcom regulatory framework, he explained why local news consumption patterns matter … Continue reading

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