According to the UK Green Party website the Green Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
CMS660 Ownership and control of national and local print newspapers and journals is a proper matter for regulation by OFCOM.
CMS661 At present we do not see the need for a public service print publisher in an analogous position to the BBC, but this shall be kept under review as the newspaper market evolves.
CMS662 Concentration of ownership of the distribution channels for print media acts as a barrier to new and unusual entrants. There may be a case for intervention by the regulator (OFCOM) to ensure a vibrant print culture develops. Retailers shall not be tied into single distributor agreements for magazines and national chains will be encouraged to allow local management to source and stock local material.
CMS663 Measures will be introduced to encourage local ownership and editorial control of titles particular to specific communities, cities and regions.
CMS664 We will encourage local papers to report on local government issues (parish, town, district and principal authority levels) as a public service to help re-engage citizens with their governance.
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Green Party’s Press and Print Mass Media policies in the comments below?