The project “European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing & Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems” (MEDIADEM) has just published case study reports for 14 countries participating in the project: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
The reports seek to examine the configuration of media policies in the countries under study, investigating whether they effectively facilitate the creation of an enabling environment for free and independent media. Analysis relates to both traditional and new media services and investigates the way in which regulatory, co-regulatory, and self-regulatory instruments are put into practice. Research examines how legal norms are construed and implemented and whether they are truly complied with.
All country reports are available at the MEDIADEM project website.
MEDIADEM is a three-year European research project that started in April 2010. It is a joint interdisciplinary effort of 14 partner institutions and seeks to understand and explain the factors that promote or conversely hinder the development of policies supporting free and independent media.