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The Cairncross Review – can it reverse the decline of local and regional press?

In March the Government commissioned the Cairncross Review to look into the sustainability of high-quality journalism, and threats to journalism, brought about by technological change and consumer behaviour. The Review headed by chairwoman Frances Cairncross, said: “This review is not about preserving the status quo. We meed to explore ways in which we can ensure that consumers in 10 years time have access to high-quality journalism which meets their needs, is delivered in the way they want, and supports democratic engagement.”

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New project launched in Turkey to promote human rights based journalism during solidarity visit

The EFJ-IFJ have launched a new project called Organising Turkey’s human rights based journalism fit for the digital age which is financially supported by the European Union. Based on the network and the strength of their affiliates, the federations are aiming to improve working conditions, to provide solidarity and to train journalists in Turkey through five specific work packages covering various aspects of the media environment.

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21st Century Fox proposed Sky takeover – Don’t let Murdoch snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Last month the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally rejected Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7 billion takeover bid for Sky on the grounds that it would give him too much control over the UK media scene and was not in the public interest. They did not, however, go for an outright rejection and any final decision will be taken by the new Culture Secretary Matt Hancock in May.

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