Tag Archives: Europe

Recommendations for Transparency of Media Ownership presented to Council of Europe (from Access Info Europe)

[This is cross-posted from the Access Info Europe website, with permission.]

Belgrade/Madrid, 7 November 2013 - Access Info Europe and the Open Society Media Program today launched Ten Recommendations for Transparency of Media Ownership in a presentation to the 47 governments of the Council … Read more


Policy-making 2.0 – the EU’s Crossover Project

How can policy-making be made more timely and participatory? How can policy-modelling make better use of ICTs and data? Questions pertinent to the media policy community all over the world… Well, the EU’s Crossover project set out to answer these … Read more


Media Barometer reports for Africa, Asia and Europe (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung)

German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has regularly conducted one of the widest assessments of African media environments (and now Asia and Europe), using their Barometer methodology:

Every two to three years a panel of 10 to 12 local experts, consisting of … Read more


Protecting Media Pluralism in Europe – Signs of Progress

This post was originally published on the OSF Voices Blog on February 1st, 2013.

In the first instalment of this series on media pluralism, Mark Thompson discussed how media are important—perhaps essential—for democracy and open society to flourish. With that in mind, you … Read more


Protecting Media Pluralism in Europe

This post was originally published on the OSF Voices Blog on December 18th, 2012.

Media are important—perhaps essential—for democracy and open society to flourish. Without independent media to question and investigate powerful institutions and individuals, provoking and sustaining debate on any issue … Read more


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Digital Television, the Public Interest, and European Regulation – Mapping Digital Media Reference Paper

By Petros Iosifidis*

 

Discussion of digital television has focused on switch-over dates, set-top boxes, and the technical and economic implications of switch-over. This paper, by contrast, focuses on public interest obligations and citizenship values such as freedom, access, universality, political pluralism … Read more


Italy after Berlusconi: What now for media freedom?

The Open Society Foundations and the Reuters Institute in association with Frontline Club will discuss the future of the media in Italy after Berlusconi. On 12 November, the longest-serving post-war Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi resigned after … Read more


Book: Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspectives

Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspectives

Edited by: Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska, University of Wrocław, Poland; Michał Głowacki, Associate Editor of Central European Journal of Communication; Karol Jakubowicz, Information for All Program, UNESCO; and Miklós Sükösd, Central European University, Budapest

Introduced by Daniel … Read more


Transparency of media ownership: a neglected challenge

Media ownership has always been seen as key to media pluralism and diversity. This is why many countries have developed legal and regulatory safeguards against excessive concentration of ownership. It also explains why transparency of ownership information continues to be … Read more