In co-operation with Keynote and Transitions

Date & time: Friday, 13 November 2015, 13.30 – 15.00

Venue: NYU, Male Namesti 11, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Plurality2This special session organised by the LSE Media Policy Project will provide updates of the latest information on what is happening in media policy in Brussels, particularly in relation to audio-visual services, media plurality, and the independence of regulators. The session will also explore ways in which academics, civil society groups and others can engage with European or national policymaking, and it will provide a much needed opportunity to discuss the media challenges in the region and how policy can address them.

Gabriele Bertolli, Team Leader on the Future of the Media, Media Freedom and Media Pluralism in DG Connect, European Commission; Dr Lutz Mükke, leader of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and Academic Director of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC); and Francesco Sciacchitano, International Relations Officer at AGCOM, the national communications regulator of Italy, and member of subgroup on independence of regulators of the European Regulators Group (ERGA). The session will be chaired by Dr Sally Broughton Micova, Lecturer in Political Communication at the University of East Anglia and Fellow at the LSE Media Policy Project.

This session will be interactive with ample time for discussion. Speakers may also address
questions to the audience so that there can be an exchange of ideas about the current
situation and media policy priorities for the region.

This session is part of the Prague Media Point 2016 Conference on Populism,
Authoritarianism, and the Media: The Age of Mediocracy and Mediacracy, but Keynote and
Transitions have kindly agreed to open this special session to the public.

This event is public and free to attend.