- x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Psychogiopoulou, Evangelia,
- Contents note continued: 9.Protecting the Public Interest in a Free Press: The Role of Courts and Regulators in the United Kingdom / Rachael Craufurd Smith -- pt. III Media Finance and Business Models -- 10.Changing Conditions of Competition for Public Service and Commercial Media in Belgium: Implications for Media Independence / Bart Van Besien -- 11.New Business Models for the Media: The Spanish Case / Juan Pablo Artero -- 12.The Media in Bulgaria: Business Enterprises or PR Divisions of Business Groups? / Ruzha Smilova -- pt. IV The Journalistic Profession -- 13.The State of the Journalistic Profession in Turkey / Dllek Kurban -- 14.The Role of Professional Journalism in the S̀mall' Estonian Democracy / Urmas Loit -- 15.Journalists' Self-regulation in Greece / Dia Anagnostou -- 16.Ethical Demands and Responsibilities in Online Publishing: The Finnish Experience / Heikki Kuutti.Contents: 1.The Emerging Governance Pattern in Media and Communications / Petros Iosifidis -- 2.Media Freedom and Independence in Contemporary Democratic Societies / Evangelia Psychogiopoulou -- pt. I Media Policy Processes and Regulatory Patterns -- 3.Media Policy and New Regulatory Systems in Denmark / Rasmus Helles -- 4.Multi-level and Interrelated Media Policy Processes in Germany: An Enabling or Constraining Factor for Free and Independent Media? / Christoph Gusy -- 5.The ̀Piranha' Model: Power Plays and Dynamics of Policy-making Addressing Free and Independent Media in Romania / Cristian Ghinea -- 6.The National versus the European: The Croatian Roadmap to Media Freedom and Independence / Pasko Bilic -- pt. II Courts -- 7.The Role of Courts in Protecting the Freedom of Expression in Italy / Elda Brogi -- 8.The Freedom of Expression in the Media and the Slovak Judiciary / Andrej Skolkay --Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "What are the characteristics that render the media free and independent, and do European media policies develop in ways that promote media freedom and independence? What are the main constraints or threats to the operation of free and independent media, and what are the policy processes, institutional structures, regulatory practices and tools that can help counteract these? In a period of profound changes brought to the media ecosystem, media consumption and use, Media Policies Revisited explores key features of media policies and regulation in fourteen countries, investigating their strengths and weaknesses in the protection of media freedom and the promotion of independent media behaviour. Standing at the crossroads of media studies and legal and media governance research, this volume of groundbreaking essays offers fresh thinking on the conditions under which media policies can support free and independent media, providing a valuable reference for students, scholars, policy-makers and regulators"--