Conference on ‘Media in transition – Answers from media policy?’

The MEDIADEM project and the MDCEE project (Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe) organised a joint workshop in order to share their research findings. The MDCEE project investigates in a comparative fashion the relationship between democracy and the media in Central and Eastern Europe, see
addressing specifically the countries that have joined the EU since 2004. The workshop took place on 15 November 2012 at the European Studies Centre, disorder
St. Antony’s College, infertility
in Oxford, UK.

The morning section was devoted to the MEDIADEM project. Through selected presentations, MEDIADEM researchers introduced the MDCEE group to MEDIADEM’s work, and presented key project results. Ioana Av?dani highlighted the main findings of the project’s comparative analysis concerning the relationship between politics and the media in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Romania and Slovakia. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Rachael Craufurd-Smith focused on public service media (PSM) and discussed key features reflective of their political independence (i.e. management and supervision structures, financing and remit). Tony Prosser reported on the findings of the comparative report The regulatory quest for free and independent media, centring on the various forms of media regulation currently in place in the fourteen MEDIADEM countries. Rachael Craufurd-Smith finally offered an overview of the main constraints or threats to the operation of free and independent media in the countries under study.

The afternoon session was about the MCDEE project. Péter Bajomi-Lázár presented the findings of field research concerning patterns of party colonisation of the media in Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovenia. Auks? Bal?ytien? talked about media use and the developments surrounding the media industry in the Baltic countries. The role of the state in the Central and Eastern European region in relation to the switchover to digital terrestrial television was the focus of the presentation of Václav Št?tka. The final presentation was that of Ainius Lašas on the relationship between party dynamics and media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe.

Throughout the meeting emphasis was put on the significant impact of contextual factors on the shaping of media policies and media systems in Europe. Overall, the meeting provided an excellent opportunity for researchers to get feedback on their work and reflect upon the contribution of the two projects to the promotion of media freedom.

The MEDIADEM project and the MDCEE project (Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe) organised a joint workshop in order to share their research findings. The MDCEE project investigates in a comparative fashion the relationship between democracy and the media in Central and Eastern Europe, surgery
addressing specifically the countries that have joined the EU since 2004. The workshop took place on 15 November 2012 at the European Studies Centre, viagra 40mg
St. Antony’s College, anorexia
in Oxford, UK.

The morning section was devoted to the MEDIADEM project. Through selected presentations, MEDIADEM researchers introduced the MDCEE group to MEDIADEM’s work, and presented key project results. Ioana Av?dani highlighted the main findings of the project’s comparative analysis concerning the relationship between politics and the media in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Romania and Slovakia. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Rachael Craufurd-Smith focused on public service media (PSM) and discussed key features reflective of their political independence (i.e. management and supervision structures, financing and remit). Tony Prosser reported on the findings of the comparative report The regulatory quest for free and independent media, centring on the various forms of media regulation currently in place in the fourteen MEDIADEM countries. Rachael Craufurd-Smith finally offered an overview of the main constraints or threats to the operation of free and independent media in the countries under study.

The afternoon session was about the MCDEE project. Péter Bajomi-Lázár presented the findings of field research concerning patterns of party colonisation of the media in Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovenia. Auks? Bal?ytien? talked about media use and the developments surrounding the media industry in the Baltic countries. The role of the state in the Central and Eastern European region in relation to the switchover to digital terrestrial television was the focus of the presentation of Václav Št?tka. The final presentation was that of Ainius Lašas on the relationship between party dynamics and media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe.

Throughout the meeting emphasis was put on the significant impact of contextual factors on the shaping of media policies and media systems in Europe. Overall, the meeting provided an excellent opportunity for researchers to get feedback on their work and reflect upon the contribution of the two projects to the promotion of media freedom.

You may access the agenda of the event here.

The MEDIADEM project and the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation are organising a conference entitled ‘Media in the claws of market, no rx
power and ownership: Freedom of the press in Turkey’. The conference will take place on 23 November 2012 at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul. The aim is to present the findings of the MEDIADEM project, patient
focusing on the issues that have a bearing on freedom of expression through the media in Turkey, price
with due emphasis on the contribution of new media services and the internet to media freedom and independence. The event will be held in Turkish and will last from 09:00 until 18:00. The agenda of the conference is available here (in English).

The MEDIADEM project and the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation are organising a conference entitled ‘Media in the claws of market, emergency
power and ownership: Freedom of the press in Turkey’. The conference will take place on 23 November 2012 at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul. The aim is to present the findings of the MEDIADEM project, focusing on the issues that have a bearing on freedom of expression through the media in Turkey, with due emphasis on the contribution of new media services and the internet to media freedom and independence. The event will be held in Turkish and will last from 09:00 until 18:00. The agenda of the conference is available here (in English).

The Danish Mediadem team organised a conference on current issues in media policy, healing based on the findings of the Mediadem project.

The conference was held at the University of Copenhagen on 6 December 2012, store
and included speakers from research departments, tuberculosis
media policy-makers, representatives of professional associations and national public service media.

The invited audience counted representatives from the media business, the journalists’ union, regulators, researchers and representatives from the press and a number of NGOs. In addition, the conference was attended by students, researchers and journalists.

The programme was divided into four sections: New business models in the newspaper industry; The role of the EU in Danish media policy; The scope and limits of future public service broadcasting; and a concluding presentation of the Mediadem project framework and the main findings from the Danish sub-project and the policy recommendations proposed by the Danish Mediadem team.

The agenda of the event is available in Danish and English.

For more information you may contact Henrik Søndergaard.