Binge-Watching and Your Health

Binge-Watching and Your Health: Is there Cause for Concern?   With season six of the wildly popular “Game of Thrones” TV show in full swing, the act of “binge-watching” is once again in the spotlight. The modern culture trend was a hot topic for many in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the […]

Snapchat – Everything You Need to Know

In recent months, the phrase “Add me on Snap!” has become a staple in conversations online and offline. However, what is this elusive “Snap” that is creating this buzz? Should you use it? Are you using it? In this post, we’ll break down some important things YOU need to know about the social media platform […]

Artificial Intelligence Debate Gathers Steam

The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a while but has come up for discussion more often in recent years as technological advances come through thick and fast. From blockbuster movies, such as “Iron Man”, “I-Robot” and “Eagle Eye”, to a recent robot called Sophia which can mimic human facial expressions, the age of AI […]

The Effects of Media Stereotyping and Body Image on Young People

TV shows, music videos, advertisements and other media content portray various stereotypes to the viewing public. Stereotypes are essentially classifications that are promulgated and may influence an opinion about other people based on their culture, race, body type, sexuality, political affiliation and religion, among other things. A stereotype may be created, for example, when only […]

Young Leaders, Future Broadcasters

The great Nelson Mandela once said, “Children are our greatest treasure” and at the Broadcasting Commission we believe that our nation’s youth are the future. In May 2014, the Commission, as part of its ongoing programme of media literacy and digital awareness, launched media clubs in four (4) schools: Balcombe Drive Primary and Junior High, […]

How can the regulator balance concerns about the use of data vs. the desire for economic progress?

  Presentation by Cordel Green Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission – Jamaica At International Regulators Forum (IRF), Vienna, October 6, 2014 (These views are not necessarily those of the Broadcasting Commission) In looking at the power to be harnessed from big data, the World Economic Forum in a 2012 paper suggested that “by analysing […]

Insights on Copyright licensing and enforcement policy for an increasingly borderless digital environment

  Presentation by Cordel Green Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission – Jamaica At International Institute of Communications (IIC) Annual Conference, Vienna, October 9, 2014 [THIS IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE TO THE PANEL AND IS NOT A COMPLETE PAPER. IT SHOULD NOT BE QUOTED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR’S PERMISSION],/ Introduction The background to this discussion […]

The Benefits of Watching TV

There is no doubt that television is one of the most powerful communication tools in the world. Its contemporary appeal makes it difficult to ignore. In fact, recent studies suggests that people depend on TV for entertainment, news, education, culture, weather, sports, and even music. But despite the possible benefits that it presents, TV consumption […]

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