The Media Policy and Journalism in Europe discussion series aims to enhance debate and discussion on policy issues related to media, journalism, to raise awareness of violations to media freedom and pluralism, and to exchange best practices for journalists and media practitioners. Blog post submission by academics, journalists, media practitioners and professionals, civil society actors, policy makers are welcome.
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Occupy Public Media!

Posted under Media Policy and Journalism: Discussion Series.

By Olaf Steenfadt “Show me what your public broadcaster looks like and I tell you what country you live in” – this bonmot by Anonymous reflects an inherent catch-22 type relationship between collectively funded mass media and the society around it quite nicely. Public media’s shape and performance come as a… Read more »

Is Turkey a democracy?

Posted under Media Policy and Journalism: Discussion Series.

What we have read over the last few days about Turkey is almost unbelievable: a Turkish public prosecutor demanding a life sentence to punish a journalist for his independent reporting. Can Dündar is the editor-in-chief of a newspaper, Cumhuriyet, critical of the government, that published images (from January 2014) showing… Read more »