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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bought and paid for – how Romania’s media is pressured by corporate and political masters

Journalists in Romania failing to conform to pressure from private companies and advertisers face intimidation and risk losing their jobs.

Two years after Leveson, why is the UK government’s media dealings still shrouded in secrecy?

They talk of 'transparency' but the reality is still a quiet word behind closed doors, shut off from public scrutiny. Westminster and Whitehall have no intention of letting the public know what dealings they have with media chiefs.

Media ownership: the elephant in the room

The recent tabloid attacks on foodbanks shows once again why urgent reform of the media is so urgent.

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Lords report does little to weaken media barons

Despite some positive noises the Lords Communications Committee's recent report does not go nearly far enough to address Britain's dysfunctional media.

Media plurality - Schlosberg responds

The final installment of the conversation, here Justin Schlosberg responds to Rob Kenny's article.

The impact of a 20% media ownership cap – not so ‘minor’

Rob Kenny responds to Justin Schlosberg's article on media plurality published here.

Media Plurality debate: new research models proposed ownership limits

Based on his latest research that examined civil society proposals for media plurality measures and models their suggested ownership limits against current market conditions, Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck, University of London argues that such limits and thresholds could limit media power with minimal impact on the market. 

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