An increasing number of media regulators now have websites where you can find the latest press releases, reports, regulations and statistical data.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Responsible for UK government policy. Its website has a section on Digital Britain, media regulation and policy. It is also useful to consult the website of The Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Monitors the policy, administration and expenditure of the DMCS including the BBC, on behalf of the House of Commons.
The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. Its website contains research reports into consumer behaviour, as well as statistics.
Public Information Online
Provides LSE staff and students with access to full text government documents and reports from the UK parliament.
Provides free access to the full text of all legislation (acts of Parliament, laws and statutory instruments) from 1988 onwards. Many materials prior ro 1988 can also be downloaded but in most cases revisions are not available.
The Library has received a depository set of United States federal government documents since 1903 and is now one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of US government publications outside the United States. Find out more on our specialist collections page. Key databases include:
the Europa website has a website on the information society which has information on the latest European policies, research and events. There is also an audiovisual portal with information on regulation policies and the latest case law.
Council Of Europe Audiovisual Observatory
website provides information on media policy and regulation in Europe. The library also has many of its publications in paper. Search the catalogue to obtain locations.
The ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
has a specialist site on regulation which has news, documents and links to national and regional regulators. Other items are held in paper by the library.
Further information on case law and legislation
The LSE has subscriptions to a number of UK and international legal databases where you can access full text case law and/or legislation. These include Lexis Legal Library and Westlaw. Further information and links to these can be found on our law subject guide.