True public service media to the rescue

True public service media to the rescue

Every ten years or so the BBC comes in for criticism for being too partial or too impartial. Most recently The Observer newspaper ran an article titled “Is BBC news broken? And if so, how do we fix it?” (26 May 2019). Recalling earlier politically motivated attacks –...
World Wide Web or webs of intrigue?

World Wide Web or webs of intrigue?

In its 2019 report, the Internet Society asks whether the Internet economy is consolidating and, if it is, what the implications might be. The independently-run Internet Society promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource...
Support for local media

Support for local media

Subscribers to The Guardian in the UK recently received a message of appreciation from the Editor-in-Chief, Katherine Viner. She announced that after a three-year “turnaround” strategy the newspaper had hit its goal of breaking even – making a small profit that has...