Media regulation

Report

12 Dec 2018
30

The national broadcasters are operating in a manner consistent with the general principles of competitive neutrality. However, changes should be made to increase the transparency of their business activities, and how they consider issues of competitive neutrality and their participation in media markets.

Journal article

The Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, impunity and human rights
2 Nov 2018
11

Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre marked its tenth anniversary with a wide-ranging public seminar discussing two of the region’s most critical media freedom crises. The ‘Journalism Under Duress in Asia-Pacific’ seminar in November 2017 examined media freedom and human rights in the Philippines...

Commentary

13 Jul 2018
15

Editorial independence is hard won and under constant pressure from outside the newsroom. In public-sector broadcasting, the pressure comes from the federal government, which provides the funding and has powerful means of subjecting the broadcaster to intense political pressure, writes Denis Muller.

Report

22 May 2017
5

The final report of the ACMA Review makes recommendations on the objectives, functions, performance, governance and resource base of the ACMA to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose for both the contemporary and future communications regulatory environment.

Report

3 May 2017
22

NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited and its parent company, Fairfax Media Limited, sought approval to merge the New Zealand operations of NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited. The Commission is not satisfied that the merger will not have, or would not be likely to...

Audio

20 Apr 2017
22

Gambling experts have hailed a potential plan to impose strict limits on television gambling advertising.

The ABC understands the federal cabinet is poised to impose the restrictions, but it's already facing resistance from the nation's biggest sporting codes.

Commentary

12 Dec 2016
44

The government’s Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 proposes cutting a rule that stops commercial TV networks from broadcasting to more than 75% of Australians. The House of Representatives passed the bill, which will now go to the Senate.

Labor has said it...

Report

1 Dec 2016
21

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the College Media Association (CMA), the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) have released a report, Threats to the Independence of Student Media , shining a light on threats to student media...

Report

1 Dec 2016
40

This JMAD New Zealand media ownership report observes that New Zealand media institutions are facing major changes in ownership and management, but it is not clear what combinations will eventually emerge.

For the first time in six years, New Zealand media companies are exclusively...

Blog post

25 Oct 2016
30

The Press Regulation Panel has this week recognised Impress as a post-Leveson Inquiry independent regulator of the UK press under the Royal Charter. This article explains the regulatory environment and the important implications stemming from the decision.

Founded in late 2013, Impress has modelled...

Blog post

13 Sep 2016
36

With the terms of Brexit pending, Lorna Woods, Professor of Media Law at the University of Essex, discusses the possible impact that Brexit will have on media regulation in the United Kingdom.

Woods claims that while the UK may gain some freedom of choice...

Blog post

11 Apr 2016
36

The regulation of the press in an era of media convergence is a thorny issue, which regulators around the world have tried to either grapple with or sweep under the carpet. The time has long passed when newspapers were just ‘news’ printed on ‘paper’. They...

Audio podcast

20 Jan 2016
6

In this podcast, Walter Merricks, Chairman of Impress - which bills itself as “ the first truly independent press regulator in the UK ” - outlines the aim of his organisation to become a trusted and recognised brand in ethical journalism, following the Leveson Inquiry...

Audio

6 Oct 2015
214

A diverse, independent media is seen as central to a functioning democracy, yet Australia now has one of the most concentrated media environments in the Western world. Keri Phillips asks how we got here in the first place and whether it even matters now that...

Journal article

6 Feb 2013
153

Abstract:

We conducted a study of Australia’s media content regulation system in the context of three major Federal Government reviews of media law and policy (Australian Law Reform Commission, 2012; Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, 2012; Finkelstein, 2012). The current...

Journal article

15 Aug 2012
6

In the light of new and complex challenges to media policy and regulation, the Australian government commissioned the Convergence Review in late 2010 to assess the continuing applicability and utility of the principles and objectives that have shaped the policy framework to this point. It...

Audio

31 May 2012
140

The Sydney Institute's Gail Hambly and Matthew Ricketson provide insight and opinion on the latest media regulation reforms and the Finkelstein media report.

Total running time: 1:05:40

Journal article

25 Apr 2012
3

This special issue of Television and New Media showcases current research on informal media production and distribution networks. Situated partly or wholly outside regulated, consolidated, and policy-governed audiovisual industries, the networks studied here include video circuits in West Africa, new media infrastructures in the Caribbean,...

Report

2 Mar 2012
375

This is the first comprehensive review of censorship and classification since the ALRC report, Censorship Procedure , published in 1991 (ALRC Report 55). That report recommended a legislative framework that would enable the Commonwealth, states and territories to take a national approach to...

Report

28 Feb 2012
27

This Inquiry provided the opportunity to reform Australia’s classification laws to meet the challenges of a convergent media environment.

Piecemeal regulatory responses to changes in technologies, markets and consumer behaviour have created uncertainty for both consumers and industry, and raise questions about where responsibilities...

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