Joint seminar of MEDIADEM’s Spanish research team and the Catalan Audiovisual Authority

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The MEDIADEM project aims at combining a strong academic direction with a policy development orientation. It aspires to produce expert scientific results and generate focused, click useful and accessible policy-related output. Project partners are centres with a broad range of educational and research activities, and well-networked with the media sector, media policy-makers and civil society. This renders the MEDIADEM consortium particularly well-positioned to achieve the widest possible diffusion of project findings and access to key target groups.

The project is designed in such a way, so as to allow the largest number of potential users to be approached. Target audiences per type of project activities are described in detail below.

Project reports and collective publications

  • The academic community, graduate students and those carrying out research in the media field
  • Non-state actors involved in media policy-making
    – Media professionals and their representative associations
    – Human rights organisations
    – Other civil society organisations (e.g. viewer and listener organisations, citizens’ associations, other pressure groups)

Mediadem Contributions:

–       A collective report, Media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe

–       A theoretical report, The formation and implementation of national media policies in Europe and their relationship to democratic society and media freedom and independence: A theoretical and analytical frame for the MEDIADEM project

Project policy papers and policy briefs

  • European policy-makers (EU institutions and the Council of Europe)
  • Decision-makers at national level
    – Ministries
    – Independent regulatory bodies and supervisory organs
    – Parliamentarians and parliamentary committees
  • Judicial authorities at national and European level
  • Non-state actors involved in media policy-making
    – Media companies, media professionals and their representative associations
    – Human rights organisations
    – Other civil society organisations

Mediadem Contributions:

-       First MEDIADEM policy brief (available in English and Greek)

Project events

  • European policy-makers (EU institutions and the Council of Europe)
  • Decision-makers at national level
    – Ministries
    – Independent regulatory bodies and supervisory organs
    – Parliamentarians and parliamentary committees
  • Judicial authorities at national and European level
  • Non-state actors involved in media policy-making
    – Media companies, media professionals and their representative associations
    – Human rights organisations
    – Other civil society organisations
  • The academic community and those carrying out research in the media field

Mediadem Contributions

–       Workshop on ‘The Italian media system’ (Florence, 25 March 2011)

–       Workshop on ‘Government and the internet’ (Florence, 8-9 March 2011)

–       Workshop on ‘Greek media policy’ (Athens, 3 March 2011)

–       Workshop on ‘Media policies: Country practices within the EU media regulatory framework’ (Zagreb, 10 December 2010)

–       Workshop on the influence of the internet on the media (Brussels, 29 November 2010)

–       Workshop on ‘European policy for free and independent media systems: Current issues for regulation’ (Florence, 4 November 2010)

Other project material

  • All key target groups

Mediadem Contributions:

–       The MEDIADEM flyer in Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Slovakian, Spanish and Turkish

–       A detailed MEDIADEM brochure in English

–       News for the media

–       Views and commentary

Spanish public prosecutors have brought various internet sites and blogs to court, glands
because of anonymous insults addressed in them to polititians and high-rank members of the judiciary. The office in charge of this prosecution is the one based in Castilla-La Mancha as the persons affected by insults are all related to this region. One of those persons is the recently elected president of the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha, Ms María Dolores de Cospedal, who is also the Secretary General of the Partido Popular, one of the two main political parties in Spain. The Spanish MEDIADEM team is following this case, which is based on a thorough investigation carried out by the regional office of public prosecutors and which might lead to important results, if courts accept to clarify the legal status of internet sites and blogs.

The news has been reported on 4 July by the News Agency Europa Press (in Spanish).

Spanish public prosecutors have brought various internet sites and blogs to court, price
because of anonymous insults addressed in them to polititians and high-rank members of the judiciary. The office in charge of this prosecution is the one based in Castilla-La Mancha as the persons affected by insults are all related to this region. One of those persons is the recently elected president of the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha, Ms María Dolores de Cospedal, who is also the Secretary General of the Partido Popular, one of the two main political parties in Spain. The Spanish MEDIADEM team is following this case, which is based on a thorough investigation carried out by the regional office of public prosecutors and which might lead to important results, if courts accept to clarify the legal status of internet sites and blogs.

The news has been reported on 4 July by the News Agency Europa Press.

Spanish public prosecutors have brought various internet sites and blogs to court, sovaldi because of anonymous insults addressed in them to polititians and high-rank members of the judiciary. The office in charge of this prosecution is the one based in Castilla-La Mancha as the persons affected by insults are all related to this region. One of those persons is the recently elected president of the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha, Ms María Dolores de Cospedal, who is also the Secretary General of the Partido Popular, one of the two main political parties in Spain. The Spanish MEDIADEM team is following this case, which is based on a thorough investigation carried out by the regional office of public prosecutors and which might lead to important results, if courts accept to clarify the legal status of internet sites and blogs.

The news has been reported on 4 July by the News Agency Europa Press.

The Spanish MEDIADEM research team and the Catalan Audiovisual Authority (CAC) co-organised a seminar on regulation, condom
co-regulation, self-regulation and the social responsibility of audiovisual media. The CAC is pioneer in Spain in supervising the conformity of audiovisual media to law and so far, the most active body of its kind in the country. The seminar took place on 20 June 2011 at the premises of the CAC in Barcelona and papers were presented both by academics and experts actively involved in the regulation of audiovisual media or in the supervision of audiovisual media activities. The purpose of the seminar was to gather different perspectives on the issue of regulatory strategies, which has become one of the central elements of the media policy discussion today. Also, recent debates on the creation of a Spanish Authority on Audiovisual Media were dealt with.

The agenda of the seminar is available in Spanish and Catalan.

For more information on the workshop you may contact Susana de la Sierra.