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Porn…To block or not to block? That is the question.

Porn…To block or not to block? That is the question.

Featured, Lifestyle
Pornography or porn as it's more affectionately known is a love-hate relationship shared by most. In April 2018, a law was passed under the Digital Economy Act 2017, where age verification was to be made mandatory to those wanting to watch porn online. However, with pornographic websites failure to abide by new rules the plans have been pushed back to “spring next year” says minister for digital and creative industries, Margot James MP, from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) The UK government has been trying to restrict access to porn since 2015. Under the Digital Economy Act 2017, all commercial porn providers must have age verification tools installed on their websites meaning every pornographic website user must provide ID showing they are over 18. A
BBC vs Netflix – Is the entertainment industry changing?

BBC vs Netflix – Is the entertainment industry changing?

Entertainment
Ofcom’s first report of the year on the BBC came out yesterday October 25th, and pointed out a deep crisis on the appeal the public broadcaster has on a younger audience. Taking into consideration the 16-to-34-year-old category, the regulator found out a dramatic decrease in the ratings. For instance, BBC online channel Three, which directly aims at young people, could only reach 8% of 16-34s a week. This suggests a big shift in the entertainment industry and leads to imagine a changing scenario, where the main source of our generation’s contents to watch may no longer be the BBC. Younger consumers now have a wider variety of choices, with YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime video becoming more and more competitive in the market: the report claims that in this context the BBC is not m
The Strictly Come Dancing finale aired last night and Twitter is freaking out

The Strictly Come Dancing finale aired last night and Twitter is freaking out

Entertainment, Film & TV, UK
  Words: Fatima Nasir | Subbing: Joanne Clark Strictly Come Dancing's most anticipated grand finale aired last night and Twitter is in a meltdown. The hashtags '#strictlycomedancing', '#strictly2017' and '#strictly' are trending on Twitter as viewers pour in with their views on the series finale. The dance show has broken its own records, as this year's series is the most popular in the show's 14 year history with an average audience of 11 million. The grand finale finished with a 13.1 million viewership, which is less than the 2010 finale, which had an audience of 14.3 million. Fans were divided on last night's win, with Alexandra Burke being a major favourite, along with Gemma Atkinson. Strictly's 2017 winner Joe McFadden was taking the lead in most online polls and Twitte...
Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

culture, Culture, Lifestyle
Tommy Robinson, a far-right political activist and former leader of the English Defence League, has sent a post circulating on social media. A Broadcast Journalist Trainee opportunity for BBC World Service, which he questionably labels as “blatant racism”, states that the internship is only open to candidates from a black, asian, or non-white ethnic minority background. © Creative Access This opportunity was run by Creative Access, an organisation that provides paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented black, Asian and non-white ethnic minorities. Not-for-profit, Creative Access exist to ensure that diversity of Britain is reflected in the media. Stating that “media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media
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