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News media meets 'new media': Government response to Law Commission report

Our Ministry along with the Ministry of Justice recently collaborated on the Government's response to the Law Commission's new media report.

The Government has carefully considered the Law Commission's report, The News Media Meets "New Media": Rights, Responsibilities and Regulation in the Digital Age. The Government welcomes the report, which has thoroughly investigated the impact of technological convergence on the news media, and proposed a single regulatory regime.

The Government response is not to give effect at this time to the Law Commission's proposal for a new regulator for all news media, but to observe the further impact of technological convergence on the news media, and the news media's response to it. The Law Commission's proposal will be kept in mind as a highly developed option to address any difficulties presented by media convergence.

You can read the full copy of the Government's response here.


Updated on 23rd July 2015