Press regulations: freedom of the press; protection for victims

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

A decision on what form the new press regulation will take has been reached between the country’s three major political parties.

Announced earlier this week, the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour agreed that an independent body will be set up by royal charter, and will have the powers to impose fines of up to £1million. The body will have regulation over newspapers, magazines and news-related websites, although it will not extend to opinion and commentary blogs.

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Why we shouldn’t be afraid to fail

March 23, 2013 § 6 Comments

I recently went to a Hacks/Hackers event about ways of funding new, innovative news. While that may have been what the event was about, that wasn’t what I got out of it.

The first speaker, John Bracken who created the Knight Foundation, said that we should “fail early, fail often”.

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There’s No Place Like Home

March 12, 2013 § 10 Comments

Dorothy got it right when she said ‘there’s no place like home’.

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Teenage Curfews – Right? Fair? Effective?

March 12, 2013 § 2 Comments

The imposition of a curfew is dreaded by all teenagers. A fixed time when they have to be home by, curtailing hanging out with their friends. It’s the cause of friction between many young adults and their parents. But a host of towns throughout Switzerland have taken the idea of curfews to a whole other level – by local councils.

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