Areas of focus

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

Last Updated: 29 April 2024

For years, news publishers have operated in a highly dysfunctional digital market which has precluded them from realising the fair returns for their content. This structural imbalance is placing the business model of news publishers, particularly local news publishers, under enormous strain, which in turn damages journalism in this country.

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Sustainability of Local Journalism

Last Updated: 17 November 2023

Local journalism plays a unique and vital role in promoting democracy in local communities across the UK. Local journalists are at the heart of the communities they serve, reporting on the stories that matter most to local residents and campaigning on their behalf.

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Press Freedom

Last Updated: 2 February 2024

Freedom of expression is a universal human right. It is not the prerogative of the politician. Nor is it the privilege of the journalist. In their day-to-day work, journalists are simply exercising every citizen’s right to free speech.

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Last Updated: 18 April 2024

The rapid advancement of AI in recent years has caused serious concern over the role it will play in spreading dis and misinformation online and beyond. To combat these dangers, journalism will play as vital a role as ever in combatting the dangers AI poses to our society.

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Media & The Environment

Last Updated: 30 June 2023

Print and paper is used by news media publishers to produce their print titles. Newsprint is uncoated paper, made out of mechanical pulp or waste paper, which is used to produce newspapers.

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Safety of Journalists

Last Updated: 22 December 2023

Journalists have a fundamental role to play in holding power to account on behalf of the public. Sadly, those who wish to avoid such scrutiny can resort to threatening journalists with physical violence or other forms of intimidation in order to censor their reporting.

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