This past week, the Australian government passed a law called the News Media Bargaining Code – designed to force Facebook and Google to pay up for the news content that ends up on their platforms.
The tech giants have long resisted this idea, but things are changing. This is a story about value – how much news is worth, who should be funding it and how.
Lizzie O’Shea – author of Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Teach Us about Digital Technology
James Temperton – digital editor, Wired UK
Paris Marx – host, Tech Won’t Save Us
James Meese – senior lecturer, RMIT University
On our radar
Al Jazeera Media Network launches a new platform, aimed at a new audience. The clue is in the name: Rightly.
Iconic, absurd, haunting: Ten years since Gaddafi’s ‘Zenga Zenga’ speech
On February 22, 2011, with Libya in a state of revolt over his 42 years in power, Muammar Gaddafi decided it was time to take to the airwaves. For Libyans all too familiar with political repression, the “Zenga Zenga” speech, as it came to be known, was equal parts chilling and bizarre. Ten years on, we look back at one of the Arab Spring’s most extraordinary media moments.
Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy – senior research fellow, Overseas Development Institute
Mansour El-Kikhia – professor of political science, University of Texas
Abdulkader Assad – columnist, The Libya Observer
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