Online and phone services are regulated by the Telecommunications Board. It is answerable to the The Federal General Assembly, who also appoint it's chief executive every 3 years. The current chief executive is Dora Drängarna Pejačević.
It controls the quality of online and phone services, tariffs, download/upload speeds, phone line clarity and consumer complaints. It is responsible for combating online and telephone frauds such as 'phishing' and fraud. It also has the power to filter out puerile, rude, boring and libelous articles on line . It also stops phone tapping by the paparazzi press and exposed how English newspapers tried to hack Tom Watson's mobile phone and office computer in 2008 and 2009.
It's functions are not to be confused with those of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), which is meant to filter out puerile, rude, boring and libelous TV and radio programming. It is not a censorship tool like the Federal Press Bureau either
Books and newspapers are regulated by the Print Media Committee which is meant to filter out puerile, rude, boring and libelous articles in newspapers, magazines and books.
The first Culture, media and sport minister was the Federal Labour MP for West Bromwich East, (OTL) Tom Watson. Arthur Ramsbottom his sucsesser as both a local Federal Labour MP and minister is Arthur Ramsbottom.