MEDIADEM report on project output and areas for future research

9782804462789This 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.

The book explores the evolution of audiovisual media regulation that is linked to the development of online audiovisual practices, with a specific focus on the emergence of connected TV. The convergence of two worlds – that of the audiovisual media and that of the Internet – has caused and will continue to cause major and rapid mutations in the production and consumption practices of audiovisual media, in the economics of the media eco-system as well as in the legal and regulatory framework for audiovisual media services.

The authors analyse the evolution of media practices, economic issues and actors’ strategies, the state of the industry, the governance of the Internet confronted with the audiovisual media and the challenges to the regulation of audiovisual media services.

More information can be found here (in French).

The European University Institute is pleased to host the one-day conference ‘Freedom and Independence in the Italian Media System’. The conference aims at presenting the findings of the MEDIADEM project as regards the Italian case study and fostering national debate on a set of issues identified as crucial for the promotion of media freedom and independence in Italy.  It will be held on 13 December 2012 at Villa La Fonte – European University Institute, and English.

The MEDIADEM team at the European University Institute, Credits: Creative Commons[/caption]

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. These are: a) the effect of new technologies on news media markets and the media profession; b) the effect of new technologies on regulatory structures and regulatory capabilities; c) copyright, intermediaries and public access to information; d) implementation of EU media law and regulation in Member States and candidate counties; e) the role of the European institutions in the development of a ‘European media code’; f) ensuring a meaningful and democratic public space; and g) balancing the needs of public service media and commercial broadcasters. The report is available here.