A summary report on the IIC Australia Chapter in-person event which took place on 1 March 2021. During this meeting, panellists discussed their views on the Federal Government’s Media Reform Green Paper and it’s direction. Access the report here.
A message from IIC President, Chris Chapman on International Women’s Day 2021. Watch here.
Social network will restore news pages after amendments to media bill An agreement has been reached between Facebook and the Australian government over changes to the proposed media bargaining code, reports Reuters. The deal means that Facebook will begin restoring news pages taken down in response to the original draft of the code. The changes centre on… [Read More]
Stakes are raised as media industry faces watershed moment The Financial Times reports on the latest move in the debate on the news media law due to come into effect in Australia. Facing the requirement to license news from publishers, Facebook has instead blocked news from Australian publishers anywhere on its platform. Amid mounting criticism, the… [Read More]
Competing start-ups may not have the resources to comply Jimmy Wales has argued that laws on harmful content may result in stamping out challengers to big platforms, reports the Daily Telegraph. In a hearing with a UK House of Lords committee, the founder of Wikipedia pointed out that onerous legal obligations wold mean that only the largest… [Read More]
The 2020 pandemic and related restrictions on retail businesses led consumers redirecting their purchasing and spending to online sales. For example, in the EU and UK, online sales reportedly grew by 30-40% after lockdown restrictions were introduced in March last year. This trend has shone a light on certain online sale practices that raise concerns… [Read More]