This week the Convergence Review, which is in independent review to look at reshaping the communications industry in light of rapid technological change, released its Interim Report. The Review is looking at all media including broadcast TV, blogs, websites, and newspapers, particularly examining the changes required in the regulatory framework given the convergence between these media.
The government has announced the development of a $20 million interactive education portal, which will be launched in the second half of next year, designed to exploit the high bandwidth supplied by the NBN.
In the US, Congress has postposed its vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), amid heated debates that the law will ultimately lead to censorship.
Eidos Institute, the Department of Community Safety and Queensland University of Technology have formed a partnership to analyse how social media was used during the recent natural disasters in Queensland.