NMA calls on UK Government to ensure level playing field with online platforms
27th September 2016
The News Media Association (NMA), the voice of national, regional and local news media organisations in the UK, sent a briefing to the competent Ministers urging the Government to ensure that online platforms operate within a framework that is "fair, non-abusive and respectful of media plurality."
The NMA criticises the disproportionate profit online platforms, such as Google or Facebook, enjoy as a result of their dominant position in exploiting, reproducing and monetising content produced by third party players. The briefing argues that notwithstanding the potential benefits arising from the cooperation with these platforms, the current situation cannot be characterised as a positive-sum game.
Online platforms are benefitting at the expense of media companies which contribute significantly towards producing quality journalism. As pointed out by NMA, "it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet these costs, partly because of the lower value of digital advertising compared to ... Read More