Media Pluralism and European Law
- various types of integration of media companies and the different ways they affect pluralism and diversity;
- limitations of must-carry rules and principles of interoperability;
- the diverging priorities of different European organizations, institutions and bodies; and
- contradictory lobbying efforts from industry actors.
The author places herself on the culture side of the culture/commodity dilemma, showing why it is vital for regulators to preserve media pluralism by counteracting excessive media concentration and safeguarding quality and diversity of content. In this era which is transforming media and communications industries worldwide, with an ever-increasing plethora of delivery means without respect to national borders, this book is an essential resource for regulators and other concerned policymakers, as well as for lawyers working with any aspect of media.
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Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. European Approach to Media Concentration Regulation – The Clash of Values.
Chapter 3. European Tools I: European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe.
Chapter 4. European Tools II: European Competition Law.
Chapter 5. European Tools III: Fragmentary EU Legislative Measures.
Chapter 6. National Tools – Media Concentration Laws in Four Member States.
Chapter 7. Case for Action at the EU Level?
Chapter 8. Solutions to Augment Current EU Action in the Media Pluralism Field.
Chapter 9. Conclusion.