Inquiry into the future outlook for the media in Wales

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee established a task and finish group to undertake an inquiry into the future outlook for the media in Wales.


The terms of reference for the inquiry were to look at the future outlook for various media platforms in Wales by exploring:


  • the current state of the media in Wales and how new technology and other developments are impacting on this, in the context of continuing concerns about the future of the Welsh broadcast and print media;
  • what the priorities should be from a Welsh perspective as the UK Government brings forward proposals for its Communications Bill;
  • the opportunities for new media business models to be built in Wales; and
  • what the Welsh Government is doing to implement the Hargreaves report recommendations and what other steps could be taken to strengthen the media in Wales in terms of content and plurality of provision.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Status: Complete

First published: 13/04/2016