Mind the Gap: a blueprint for a new regulatory framework that effectively captures citizen journalists

Mind the Gap: a blueprint for a new regulatory framework that effectively captures citizen journalists
Date
28 Feb 2019, 17:00 to 28 Feb 2019, 18:45
Type
Seminar
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

 

Mind the Gap: a blueprint for a new regulatory framework that effectively captures citizen journalists
 
In this seminar 
Peter Coe argues that citizen journalism, facilitated by the Internet and social media, is no longer an outlier of free speech, but is now a central component of the media, and public discourse. Therefore, the purpose of this seminar is not to discuss the merits of media regulation generally, or to tackle the issue of regulating the Internet and social media. Rather, it aims to address the issue of regulating citizen journalists. It starts from the position that despite the growing importance of citizen journalism from a constitutional perspective, the UK’s current framework for media regulation does not provide an effective means of regulating citizen journalists and that, consequently, there is ‘gap’ in the regime. To fill this ‘gap’ Peter Coe sets out a blueprint for a new voluntary, yet highly incentivised, regulatory system that draws on existing and proposed regulatory regimes from a number of jurisdictions.

Speakers:

Peter Coe, ILPC Research Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Dr Paul Wragg, Associate Professor of Law, University of Leeds School of Law

Dr Laura Scaife

Dr Richard Danbury, ILPC Associate Research Fellow, Associate Professor of Journalism, De Monfort University

ChairDr Nóra Ni Loideain, Director of the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies


 

This seminar will be followed by a wine reception.

This event is free but advance booking is required.

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