MEDIADEM has been a European research project on media policy-making processes in EU member states and candidate countries. Its purpose has been to identify which policy processes, tools and instruments can best support the development of free and independent media. It was funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme and was coordinated by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy. The project started on April 1st, 2010 and lasted for three years.
What are the characteristics that render the media free and independent, and do European media policies develop in ways that promote media freedom and independence? What are the main constraints or threats to the operation of free and independent media, and what are the policy processes, institutional structures, regulatory practices and tools that can help counteract these? MEDIADEM’s second collective volume, entitled ‘Media Policies Revisited. The Challenge for Media Freedom and Independence’ (edited by E. Psychogiopoulou) explores key features of media policies and regulation in fourteen countries, investigating their strengths and weaknesses in the protection of media freedom and the promotion of independent media behaviour. More »
This book contains the proceedings of the international conference ‘New television screens, new regulation’ (‘Nouveaux écrans, nouvelle régulation?), held on 5-6 July 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. It is the result of the cooperation between the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (BE) and the Belgian MEDIADEM team. More »
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This report seeks to evaluate the lessons learnt from MEDIADEM’s research and to assess the communication strategy employed for the diffusion of project findings to various stakeholders at the national and European levels. On the basis of the research conducted, the report also considers follow-up research directions in the field of media policy and regulation, and media freedom and independence. More »
The third MEDIADEM policy brief is devoted to the role of the EU and the Council of Europe in supporting media freedom and independence. Drawing on the research that was carried out throughout the duration of the MEDIADEM project, this policy brief provides a succinct overview of key areas of concern in relation to the development of policies that create an enabling environment for media freedom and independence, identifying key pressures on the operation of free and independent media. More »
The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) and the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) co-organised the final conference of the MEDIADEM project on ‘Media freedom and independence: Trends and challenges in Europe’. The conference took place on 7 February 2013 in Brussels. It was hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union. More »