Last week’s announcement from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, that a 2nd phase of The Leveson Inquiry would not be pursued and that some aspects of potential press regulation would be repealed, may not be a huge surprise but it still marks a disappointing “get-out-of-jail” card for the billionaire elite propagandists who have so much power over the government.
In this Week’s Media Alert from The Media Fund: The details of a Russian ‘Troll Factory”, an increase in people paying for online news, Media Democracy Festival and our picks of the week!
Activist video collective, Reel News announced a new website. The UK-based platform presents a wide range of videos focussed on the worldwide pushback against oppression and injustice. In their launch statement, Reels News gives some very telling reasons for the move:
A round-up of the hottest takes from the best UK Indy Media. In this week’s edition of Media Alert: A Social media crises of confidence, a hard-right hero falls for a spoof, and our Picks of The Week!
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This has been a long but fruitful year.
We have all learned a lot about technology, we have recruited new worker members to the co-op who have been excellent, welcomed new media partners to the Fund, launched our site, done a promotion push online and have agreed on a business plan for the following 12 months. Here is an overview of what came out of the AGM.