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EAO Conference: Media Ownership in Europe

Microsoft Innovation Centre Rue Montoyer 51, Brussels, Belgium

The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO), part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, organises a major free entry conference in Brussels every autumn. Target groups for this conference are media industry professionals, decision makers and interest groups, regulators, representatives from the European institution, academics and researchers and press. This year’s conference, the third edition of this highly successful event, will focus on the issue of media ownership. The Observatory will explore the dangers and the opportunities linked to the question of media concentration by presenting two major new reports: the first a market study of media concentration in Europe and the second a legal…

EU Colloquium on Fundamental Rights: “Media pluralism and democracy”

Palais d'Egmond Brussels, Belgium

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, in cooperation with Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová, will be hosting the 2016 Colloquium on Fundamental Rights on 17 and 18 November 2016 in Brussels. Key national and EU policy makers in the European Union, media representatives, journalists, companies, representatives of civil society organisations, international organisations and academics will reflect together, from a fundamental rights perspective, on the multiple links between a free and pluralistic media space and democracy. They will explore the challenges and opportunities arising in the converged media environment, where for example opinion-shaping is increasingly done on internet platforms…

Hearing in the European Parliament on Media Pluralism and freedom in the EU

European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament will hold a public hearing on "Media pluralism and freedom in the EU". The hearing will take place on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 from 9.00 - 11.00  in the European Parliament in Brussels, Room József Antall (4Q1). Renate Schroeder, EFJ Director, is invited as a speaker to give a short presentation and to participate in the debate with the Members.

MPM2017 conference

European University Institute Badia Fiesolana Via dei Roccettini, 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy

Media Pluralism Monitor: preliminary results for Malta

University of Malta Valletta, Malta

Event organised by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) of the European University Institute (EUI) in a cooperation with the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MAKS) at the University of Malta. The aim of the event is to present the latest results of the Media Pluralism Monitor for Malta, and to encourage a multi-stakeholders discussion about vulnerable aspects of Maltese media system and about wider challenges for freedom of expression and journalism in EU. The Media Pluralism Monitor is a holistic tool regularly applied to assess the state of play of media pluralism and media freedom…