Professor Steven Barnett, Professor of Media and Communication, was quoted in an article by CNN International about media regulations in Britain.


Talking about Ofcom, Professor Steven Barnett said: “What the impartiality rules do is ensure you cannot have the kind of shock jock culture – [a] far right, or indeed far left, one-sided interpretation of events.”

The article writes: “But Barnett is worried that over time, there could be a slow erosion of norms – combined with an anti-Ofcom push from Murdoch’s powerful papers, who may level criticisms of a ‘nanny state regulator telling us what we can and can’t say.’ News Corp declined to comment.” 

Professor Barnett later added: “I will make a prediction that within a year we will see a concerted attack within the Murdoch press on Ofcom.”

Read the full article on CNN’s website

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