The book addresses a critical analysis of major media policies in the European Union and the Council of Europe at the period of profound changes affecting both media environments and use, as well as the logic of media policy making and reconfiguration of traditional regulatory models. The analytical problem-related approach seems to better reflect a media policy process as an interrelated part of European integration, formation of European citizenship, and exercise of communication rights within the European communicative space. The question of normative expectations is to be compared in this case with media policy rationales, mechanisms of implementation (transposing rules from EU to national levels), and outcomes. Competent and experienced scholars of the subject describe and analyze the different patterns followed in the various countries, when attempting to adapt to the new conditions - technological, political and sociological (the media using habits of citizens).
Beata Klimkiewicz is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University, Cracow.
List of Tables List of Figures Introduction Chapter 1: Towards Democratic Regulation of European Media and Communication Chapter 2: Visions of Media Pluralism and Freedom of Expression in EU Information Society Policies Chapter 3: From Media Policy to Integrated Communications Policy-How to Apply the Paradigm Shift on a European and National Level Chapter 4: New Media Legislation: Methods of Implementing Rules Relating to On-Demand Services Chapter 5: A Failure in Limiting Restrictions on Freedom of Speech: The Case of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive Chapter 6: Struggling with Diversity: Objectives, Outcomes, and Future of the European Quota Policy in the Context of the Television Scene in the Czech Republic Chapter 7: Television: The Stepmother? Chapter 8: Challenges of Regulation of the Blogosphere Chapter 9: Audience Resistance: Reasons to Relax Content Regulation Chapter 10: From PSB to PSM: A New Promise for Public Service Provision in the Information Society Chapter 11: Regulating Media Concentration within the Council of Europe and the European Union Chapter 12: Which Governance for the European Audiovisual Landscape? A Multidimensional Perspective Chapter 13: The Link That Matters: Media Concentration and Diversity of Content Chapter 14: Developing the Third SectorA": Community Media Policies in Europe Bibliography Contributors Index