The government has put into the Queen's speech a commitment to bring forward proposals for a Digital Charter which sort of will and won't regulate internet content. It's set out below in the government's own words from the background notes on the … [Read more...] about So what does the digital charter mean?
The tragic Grenfell tower fire in West London has brought to the fore an excellent local action group blog for the area that, for years had been raising fire safety problems. The media and twitter are all over the blog as they pore through the clear … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal blog can help hold power to account in tower block blaze
As part of my work for Carnegie UK Trust on Brexit and the digital sphere I am considering the future of regulation during and post Brexit. Economic activity in the UK digital sphere is profoundly shaped by regulation of telecommunications, … [Read more...] about A vision for regulating the digital sphere after Brexit?
Once upon a time, I ran a hyperlocal website that looked at the politics in Stoke-on-Trent, you might of heard of Pits n Pots?I ran the site with Tony and other contributors, it was a community effort, although it was left leaning, it was … [Read more...] about Let sleeping hyperlocals lie?
It’s tricky to find a way of discussing Brexit positively that doesn’t descend into confusion, fantasy free trade or worse, ranting, recriminations and refighting the campaign. In Newcastle last night 30 people from the region’s digital sector … [Read more...] about Back to the Brexit – simple exercise for discussing Brexit issues
A small group met last week at TramshedTech in Cardiff to discuss opportunities that Brexit might offer for the digital sphere in Wales. This meeting was part of my early work for the Carnegie UK Trust, seeking positives from Brexit and followed on … [Read more...] about Digital opportunities presented by Brexit – Cardiff discussion