Tag Archives: Media Systems

May 28 2013

The European economic crisis has coincided with a decline in press freedom in the EU

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By Jennifer Dunham and Zselyke Csaky (rebloged from EUROPP) In the half decade since the beginning of the economic crisis, global press freedom has declined, and the EU has been no exception to this trend. Reporting on a new survey on … Continue reading

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May 17 2013

Intimate Fusion: Media and Political Power in Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy

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By John Lloyd and Ferdinando Giugliano (reposted from openDemocracy) Key to the politics of public discourse about the crisis are media structures and their relationship with politics across Europe’s diverse media environments. This repost is the first in an occasional … Continue reading

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Apr 25 2013

Who’s reporting the crisis? The state of the media in Greece

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By Maria Kyriakidou Greece has been ranked 84th among 179 countries for freedom of the press, according to the 2013 World Press Freedom Index published in January 2013 by the international NGO “Reporters Without Borders”, with a staggering fall of … Continue reading

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Apr 10 2013

The impact of the international press in Portugal

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By Rui Lopes* As the international press fixes its gaze on Portugal once again, it seems to do so with little awareness of its disproportional impact in that country’s opinion- and policy makers. Portuguese journalists, pundits and politicians closely monitor … Continue reading

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Mar 1 2013

What Kind of Media for Europe?

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By Maria Kyriakidou In his speech about the prospects of the European idea given last week, the German President Joachim Gauck talked about the lack of communication and understanding within Europe. He identified the focus on national interests and considerations by … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2013

One Continent, 27 Different Media: The German president appeals for a European Public Sphere

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By Max Hänska On 23 February Joachim Gauck, the German President, delivered a much anticipated speech on Europe in which he appealed for a more European media and a European Public Sphere. It is worth quoting him verbatim: “It seems to me that one of … Continue reading

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Feb 23 2013

Greek Media in Crisis

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By Maria Kyriakidou The media sector has been one of the victims of the financial crisis in Greece. Several newspapers and television channels have closed down and about 4,000 journalists are said to have lost their jobs in the last … Continue reading

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