Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Cameron's website to combat sexualisation of TV content

The Guardian reports that David Cameron is poised to announce the launch of a "whistleblowing" website designed to make it easy for parents and members of the public to lodge complaints about the "sexualisation" of TV programmes, advertising and products that may be inappropriate for children. The website will act as a one-stop online "triage" centre for the public to lodge complaints about content, products, services and advertising – by pointing visitors in the direction of appropriate regulators such as Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). More here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.