Prominent Australian experts to discuss regulatory issues, antitrust, Big Tech at DNPA Dialogue

 

November 23, 2022: Leading figures from the Australian think tank and antitrust regulatory community will converge on Friday for the first edition of the DNPA Dialogue, along with heads of India’s top news publishers. News Publishers Association (DNPA).

Rod Sims, former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and a prominent face of the country’s regulatory initiatives, is one of the speakers at the Summit. Technology and digital news media, the importance of antitrust measures around the world, and the future of the digital news ecosystem.

Sims was instrumental in developing the Australian News Media Bargaining Code. This has made it easier for Australian news media to sign deals with technology platforms such as Google and Facebook. From his 2011 he headed his ACCC until 2022. He is currently Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Competition Research Policy Network at the Center for Economic Policy Studies in London.

Emma Macdonald, Senior Policy Advisor at the Minderoo Foundation, Peter Lewis, Director of the Australian Institute, and James Meath, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne, will also attend the conference, which will be held in webinar format.

McDonald served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Australian Department of Communications from 2019 to 2021. At Minderoo, he negotiated with Google on behalf of his 24 news outlets in Australia. A leading public policy campaigner, Lewis oversees his report for the fortnightly The Essential and The Guardian He is a regular columnist in Australia. Meese is writing a book titled Digital Platforms and the Press: Distribution, Deals and Dependencies.

The first DNPA Dialogue, scheduled for Friday from 10am to 12pm, will see India’s media industry elite exchange ideas with Australian officials and partner with technology giants such as Google and Facebook and the country’s news publications. Company.

The event promises to bring many lessons to Indian stakeholders from various sectors. Discussions on the topic can be particularly useful to members of the legal community, law students, media professionals, and academia.

The landmark transcontinental conference on publisher-platform relations is the brainchild of DNPA, the Delhi-based umbrella organization for the digital arm of 17 of India’s leading news publishers. This independent advocacy group promotes equality and fairness in how news outlets and big tech companies engage in the digital ecosystem.

Tanmay Maheshwari, Managing Director of Amar Ujala, and Paul Thomas, Managing Director of Star News Group, are among the prominent speakers at the conference. Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Business World and e4m said:

Maheshwari, who is also the director of DNPA, said:

Scheduled line-up of speakers: Rod Sims, former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Emma McDonald, Senior Policy Advisor, Minderoo Foundation. Peter Lewis, Director of the Australian Institute. James Meese, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne. Tanmay Maheshwari, Managing Director of Amar Ujala, and Chairman of his DNPA. Pawan Agarwal, Vice President of DB Corp. Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Business World and e4m. Star News Group Managing Director Paul Thomas said: