ELIAMEP workshop on ‘Greek media policy’

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is organising a workshop to discuss the evolution of Greek media policy and its principal features and characteristics. The workshop will also look at the major shortcomings of national media policy and the principal challenges that it presently faces. The workshop will take place on 3 March 2011 at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, artificial
49 Vas. Sofias Avenue, ed Athens, Greece. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, the scientist in charge of the Greek team of the MEDIADEM project will present the Greek background information report and will lead the discussion with researchers and journalists.

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is organising a workshop to discuss the evolution of Greek media policy and its principal features and characteristics. The workshop will also look at the major shortcomings of national media policy and the principal challenges that it presently faces. The workshop will take place on 3 March 2011 at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, cialis 40mg
49 Vas. Sofias Avenue, health system
Athens, Greece. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, the scientist in charge of the Greek team of the MEDIADEM project will present the Greek background information report and will lead the discussion with researchers and journalists.

Brief description of the legal entity

The School of Communication and Media (SKAMBA) was established in February 2008 in Bratislava. The School’s primary area of focus is mass media communication, capsule
with emphasis on political communication. The School places high priority in international cooperation, sales
teaching and research in media and communication sciences. It is staffed by specialists in media studies and journalists.

Short profile of the team members

Andrej Školkay, the scientist in charge of the research team of the School of Communication and Media, has lectured at journalism and media schools across Slovakia and abroad. He has published widely on various aspects of the media, focusing in particular on media and politics relations. He is the author of Media and Globalisation (School of Communication and Media, Bratislava 2009) and is presently completing a book on Media Law in Slovakia (Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands). He is the Director of the School of Communication and Media.

Title: Dr.
Position: Director
Tel: +421 949369255
E-mail: askolkay@hotmail.com

Address: School of Communication and Media, n.o.
Handlovska 45
Bratislava 851 01
Slovakia

Eduard Chmelár, PhD, specialises in media law as well as in history of Slovak and world journalism. He has written several books on issues related to global justice and media law, and has worked as journalist and editor-in-chief of two weeklies. Currently he teaches at the University of Constantine Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia.

E-mail: edo.chmelar@journalist.com

Ivan Brada studied psychology. He has held positions in television and the press. He presently works as an investigative reporter for public Slovak television.

E-mail: ivan.brada@stv.sk

Mária Ondruchová graduated with a Masters degree in Political Science from Comenius University in Slovakia. She has worked as a foreign correspondent for TASR Slovakia in Los Angeles since 2007. For the period 2001-2006, she was a senior communication adviser to the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Mikuláš Dzurinda. In 2005, she worked in the German Press Office and the German Federal Ministry of Interior as a Robert Bosch Fellow.

E-mail: ondruchova@zoznam.sk

?ubica Gállová is the Chair of the Supervisory Council and a Research Assistant affiliated with the School of Communication and Media in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is well-experienced in project management and project proposal writing. Her experience includes intercultural and educational research projects and execution of various short-term and mid-term projects.

E-mail: lgallova@gmail.com

Brief description of the legal entity

The School of Communication and Media (SKAMBA) was established in February 2008 in Bratislava. The School’s primary area of focus is mass media communication, unhealthy with emphasis on political communication. The School places high priority in international cooperation, arthritis
teaching and research in media and communication sciences. It is staffed by specialists in media studies and journalists.

Short profile of the team members

Andrej Školkay, ed
the scientist in charge of the research team of the School of Communication and Media, has lectured at journalism and media schools across Slovakia and abroad. He has published widely on various aspects of the media, focusing in particular on media and politics relations. He is the author of Media and Globalisation (School of Communication and Media, Bratislava 2009) and is presently completing a book on Media Law in Slovakia (Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands). He is the Director of the School of Communication and Media.

Title: Dr.
Position: Director
Tel: +421 949369255
E-mail: askolkay@hotmail.com

Address: School of Communication and Media, n.o.
Handlovska 45
Bratislava 851 01
Slovakia

Eduard Chmelár, PhD, specialises in media law as well as in history of Slovak and world journalism. He has written several books on issues related to global justice and media law, and has worked as journalist and editor-in-chief of two weeklies. Currently he teaches at the University of Constantine Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia.

E-mail: edo.chmelar@journalist.com

Ivan Brada studied psychology. He has held positions in television and the press. He presently works as an investigative reporter for public Slovak television.

E-mail: ivan.brada@stv.sk

Mária Ondruchová graduated with a Masters degree in Political Science from Comenius University in Slovakia. She has worked as a foreign correspondent for TASR Slovakia in Los Angeles since 2007. For the period 2001-2006, she was a senior communication adviser to the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Mikuláš Dzurinda. In 2005, she worked in the German Press Office and the German Federal Ministry of Interior as a Robert Bosch Fellow.

E-mail: ondruchova@zoznam.sk

?ubica Gállová is the Chair of the Supervisory Council and a Research Assistant affiliated with the School of Communication and Media in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is well-experienced in project management and project proposal writing. Her experience includes intercultural and educational research projects and execution of various short-term and mid-term projects.

E-mail: lgallova@gmail.com

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organised a workshop on Greek media policy. The workshop took place on 3 March 2011 at ELIAMEP in Athens. The workshop started with a brief introduction to the MEDIADEM project, mind
its scope, objectives and methodology, and continued with a presentation of the findings of the Greek background information report by Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, the scientist in charge of the Greek MEDIADEM research team.

Evangelia Psychogiopoulou discussed the proliferation of state and non-state actors (i.e. ministries, independent regulatory authorities and professional unions) that are involved in national media policy making and implementation and addressed the complexities and shortcomings of the national institutional set-up. Attention was also drawn to the importance that the European institutions have gained in the development of media regulation. The workshop then proceeded with a presentation of the regulatory framework for the media, focusing on the constitutional provisions as well as structural and content regulation for different types of media (print, broadcast and new media). The clientelistic relationships between the political system and the media, coupled with the complexity of the rules enacted were identified as the principal reasons behind the failure of the Greek state to implement a coherent media policy. Consideration was also afforded to recent regulatory developments, such as the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive into the Greek legal order and the new media law that is currently being prepared by the government. According to government’s announcements, this law will introduce rules for the much awaited passage to digital terrestrial broadcasting and measures to help media companies deal with the economic crisis, including less stringent media ownership rules.

In the discussion that followed participants reflected upon the principal characteristics of the national regulatory framework and exchanged ideas and opinions about the state of Greek media policy and the challenges it faces both in an online and offline environment. Throughout discussion participants expressed their concerns about the limited attention that is afforded to the monitoring and enforcement of domestic legislation and the potential impact of the economic crisis on the media, their freedom and independence.