Top official: Azerbaijan’s law ensures everyone’s right to freely receive, spread information

May 31, 2016/ By Azernews Provision of freedom of thought, speech and press in Azerbaijan has always been in the focus of attention of the state. Azerbaijan’s media palette has been fully formed. Ali Hasanov, the assistant to the Azerbaijani President for Public and Political Affairs, Head of the Department for Socio-Political Affairs of the…

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EU wants Netflix, Amazon to adopt European movie quotas

May 25, 2016/ Jonathan Nackstrand, France24 The plan is the latest step towards what Brussels calls a digital single market, in which the European Union‘s 500 million people will no longer be blocked from buying goods and services more cheaply abroad online. “E-commerce in the EU is not functioning as smoothly as it could,” EU industry…

Podemos pide se garantice la pluralidad en la Radio Televisión de Motril

May 16, 2016 / By Europatropical Podemos Motril celebra el desbloqueo de la dirección de la Radio Televisión motrileña y el nombramiento con un amplio consenso de Alberto Feixas como nuevo director gerente. Hace unas semanas se conoció el informe de 2015 sobre pluralismo político en las televisiones públicas andaluzas, de mano del Consejo Audiovisual de…

Greek media and independent journalism under austerity

May 16, 2016 / By Petros Iosifidis, Open Democracy The study on Media Policy and Independent Journalism in Greece  I co-authored for the Open Society Foundations in 2014-15 identified the most urgent problems facing media policy in Greece and how they affect independent journalism. The study was based on desktop research, literature review of sources…

Convocatoria: Transformaciones de la esfera pública en Chile: pluralismo informativo, opinión pública y luchas sociales

Llamado a propuestas de capítulos de libro -Call for Abstract- “Transformaciones de la esfera pública en Chile: pluralismo informativo, opinión pública y luchas sociales” Nicolás Del Valle Orellana (coordinador) RIL Editores, 2016 Enviar resumen/abstract extendido (de hasta 1.000 palabras) antes del viernes 30 de junio de 2016 al correo electrónico publicaciones_facipol@ucentral.cl indicando en el asunto:…

Media freedom and pluralism in Romania

May 11, 2016 / By Christine Leşcu, Radio Romania International Every year, in early May, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, an event that provides an opportunity to measure to what extent journalists’ rights and freedom of speech are observed. The Media Pluralism Monitor, developed and funded by the European Commission and the European Parliament, is…

Media in Croatia: a cause for alarm

11 May, 2016 / By Giovanni Vale Following a five day mission in Zagreb, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, provides an account on the situation of media freedom in the country. Interview Commissioner, are you worried about the current situation in Croatia with regards to freedom of the press?…

RSF urges Iraq to reopen Al Jazeera’s Baghdad bureau

May 10, 2016 / By MWC News Paris-based group wants order that led to closure of office rescinded on “grounds of media pluralism and media freedom”. Reporters Without Borders, the international organisation which promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press, has called on Iraq to revoke its decision of suspending Al Jazeera’s licence that resulted in…