It appears, that one of the main topics of discussion after our presentation, was the fact that literally anyone can have their say – qualified or not.
It’s a problem, I agree, particularly if what people write is neither her nor there, or completely falsified (how does this fit in with our friends over at Press and Broadcast Freedom I wonder?).
In interview, Daisy Griffiths reflected on the importance of monitoring forums and discussions online, particularly with regards to a large broadcasting corporation. It seems like an editorial minefield if you ask me, and it raises important issues about how one can decide what is right to be published and what isn’t.
Ultimately it seems that the big ones: libel, defamation and invasion of privacy are the underlying biggies. But for reference, check out the BBC House Rules to see how they allow you to have your say.