Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe

Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe

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We assume that freedom of the press is guaranteed in a democratic society. But, in Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe, researchers from twelve countries reveal that it is all too frequently a freedom that is taken for granted. In turn, they examine media systems throughout Europe and report on their conditions for independence and pluralism. Contributors to this volume discuss press freedom and diversity through several case studies involving such countries as the Baltics, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. This volume provides a critical basis from which to evaluate media freedom in the United States, and will consequently be of interest to scholars of media and communication studies.On the other hand, the a#39;Television Without Frontiersa#39;-Directives also contained provisions regarding public service goals of broadcasting, ... The impact of EU treaties like the a#39;Television Without Frontiersa#39;-Directive and the European Court of Justice-rulings based on these ... The UK government changed the media Act, but in such a way that domestic satellite providers now also did not have to adhere toanbsp;...

Title:Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe
Author:Andrea Czepek, Melanie Hellwig, Eva Nowak
Publisher:Intellect Books - 2009


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