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208, 2019

Australian Inquiry Into Digital Platform Market Power Points to Journalism Boost

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

The year and a half long inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the market dominance and business practices of Google and Facebook have led to concrete recommendations designed to support and strengthen the Australian independent news media: taxpayer funding for local journalism and media literacy organisations and tax breaks for donations to not-for-profit organisations engaging in public-interest [...]

108, 2019

Football leagues join forces to condemn beoutQ

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

FIFA, AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, the Premier League and Lega Serie A have made a joint statement criticising the activities of beoutQ in Saudi Arabia. "We, the rights holders of various football competitions, collectively condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing theft of our intellectual property by the pirate broadcaster known as “beoutQ” and call on the authorities [...]

1507, 2019

Senior UK politicians stand up for media freedom

July 15th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

Please find below some extracts from Jeremy Wright’s speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London: Media freedom is not a Western but a universal value. At its best, a free media both protects society from the abuse of power and helps release the full potential of a nation. The strongest safeguard against the dark side of [...]

207, 2019

Wanted: Chief Executive for the English Premier League

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

The Daily Telegraph reports that in a bid to end the hunt for a replacement to former CEO Richard Scudamore the EPL has contracted the search to recruiter firm Russell Reynolds. In November 2018, the EPL named Susanna Dinnage, the Global President of Animal Planet, as Scudamore’s successor but she reneged on her agreement. This was where the difficulties [...]

2706, 2019

Australian judge: media companies responsible to ensure no defamatory on social media

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , , |

Following a landmark ruling by an Australian judge that declared publishers are legally responsible for pre-moderating comments on social media sites, media companies and Facebook are working to adapt to their new legal reality. On 24 June, in the New South Wales supreme court Judge Stephen Rothman ruled that commercial entities, including media companies, could be regarded as the publishers [...]

2706, 2019

News company leaders in Australia combine to challenge government on media freedom

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

Three big news organisations in Australia yesterday (June 26) called for stronger protection for press freedom - declaring media laws outdated, inconsistent and used to keep information secret. News Corp Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) and Nine Entertainment – which has TV and publishing divisions - made a unified public declaration at the National Press Club in an attempt to [...]