Media shapes all of our lives and is in a state of constant evolution. It is more important than ever that there is a forum within parliament to meet with industry figures and the regulator to discuss the latest developments and consider policy and legislation that bolsters this thriving sector.
In recent years the sector has become a target for increased criticism, with concerns over the influence social media has on our lives; the importance of delivering accurate information; and our growing reliance as an economy and a society on a fast and effective internet delivered through cutting edge infrastructure. Policymakers and industry need to decide how to address these issues whilst at the same time ensuring the UK market remains innovative and competitive with the rest of the world. At the heart of this lies the interests of the consumer.
The group will have a full programme of activity in 2019, including breakfast discussions, site visits and debates. As politicians in parliament, we need to work closely with one of the fastest changing sectors in the world. Our role is not only to make sure appropriate regulation is in place but also make sure the UK remains a world beacon of media excellence. We hope that you will be a part of these discussions and we look forward to hearing from you.
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What We've Achieved
The Media Group is now acknowledged as a leading forum for discussion in Parliament and its work is sponsored, at arm’s length, by Viacom, BT, NewsUK and Camelot, amongst others. It makes a valuable contribution to raising the quality of debate on media policy in Parliament and is greatly valued both by ministers and by industry.
The work of the Media Group also gave rise to the now-independent Westminster Media Forum which organises regular keynote national seminars on important developments in media policy.