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Media and Communication

What is the Meaning of Media? Mass communication is the simplest definition of media. It includes many types of broadcasting such as the internet, newspapers, radio, and television.

Whereas, social media focuses on sharing and networking information via websites and other digital applications.

MEDIA RULES: Media regulation is the process of controlling or guiding mass media. Governments and other independent authorities regulate media using drawn up codes of practice.

Mass media is regulated in the United Kingdom by rules, by law, or by legislative procedures. The principle goals of media and communication are to protect 'public interest' and encourage ethical competition.

An effective media market seeks to establish common technical standards. But media also involves recorded music, film, satellite, and the storage and distribution of modern technology. It is difficult to image the modern world without the internet, computers, and mobile phones.

Ironically, certain codes of practice are developed and governed by the bodies themselves. They often have statutory powers over the media which they serve. This guide aims to describe and explain how the various codes of practice apply to mass media and modern communication.

Communication and Social Media Guide

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GET A TELEGRAM FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH ll: How do you receive a personal message from the Queen? British nationals can apply for certain special birthday or anniversary messages sent by telegram from the Queen of the United Kingdom.

UK Phone Call Charges and Numbers GuideCall Charges

UK PHONE CALL CHARGES: What is the Rate for Call Charges and Phone Numbers in the United Kingdom? The list of different UK phone numbers continues to grow. This guide helps to demystify the confusion with a table of minimum and maximum call charges.

Information Technology GuideInformation Technology

IT RULES: What is information technology all about? IT is the study of, or the use of, technological systems. In particular, information technology deals with computers and telecommunications to store, send, and retrieve digital information.

UK Parliament Petition RulesPetitions

START A PARLIAMENT PETITION: Learn how petitions work in the United Kingdom and discover the principles behind parliament petition wording and signatures with information on submitting a petition to your MP.

Royalty Free Image Use GuideRoyalty Free Images

USING ROYALTY FREE IMAGERY: In fact, Royalty Free Images are not free images at all. They are images that can used in a certain way by paying the photographer or the library. In most cases you need to pay a sum of money for the use of a Royalty Free licence.

How to Report Suspicious Internet Activity GuideSuspicious Internet Activity

HMRC PHISHING AND SCAMS: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs has a help guide with details on recognizing Phishing and scams. Find out how HMRC keeps your private information safe online.

ONLINE SCAMS: This informative page explains how to identify 8 of the most common types of internet scams online.Find out how to protect yourself against internet fraud.

REPORTING SUSPICIOUS INTERNET ACTIVITY: Digital communication is safer if you understand how internet scams work. Website fraud and misleading websites can be annoying and risky business for the unwary. This guide helps you identify and report questionable internet fraud and phishing emails.

SCAMS AND FRAUDS: Learn how to recognise scams. Always apply the simple 4 step S.C.A.M test because if you can spot a scam you can stop a scam.

Website Rules and Regulations GuideWebsite Rules

RULES FOR WEBSITES: Does your online business conform to current website rules and legislation. Find out how to improve web site privacy, security, and functionality. A section covering Website Content, Web Design, Domain Registration, Hosting Services, and Search Engine Optimization.

Social Media Networking and Sharing Mass Communication