Tuesday 27 October, 2020
1330 BST / 0830 EDT / 2030 HKT / 2030 AEST
Duration 1.5 hours
The next few months will see three major changes in the UK framework for content regulation: the revised AVMS Directive will extend regulation to video sharing platforms, Brexit will require changes to the ‘Country of Origin’ principle that applies to traditional broadcasting, and the UK government is expected to implement its proposals for the regulation of online harms. These are complex issues, partially because of the wide range of issues that are in play, and partially because of the need to address legitimate concerns without threatening freedom of expression. There is also a strong international dimension to this debate, given the global nature of modern media businesses. In this workshop we therefore intend to contrast the approach being taken in the UK with that being taken in other countries with similar democratic traditions. Is there scope for these countries to find common ground?
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