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Research Handbook on EU Media Law and Policy

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Research Handbook on EU Media Law and Policy

9781786439321 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pier Luigi Parcu, Part-time Professor, European University Institute and Chairman of Studio Economico and Elda Brogi, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Publication Date: September 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78643 932 1 Extent: 480 pp
This cutting-edge Research Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s influence on the regulation of the media sector in the digital age. It explores and compares several areas of European legislation that have an impact on the media sector, defined in a broad sense for its capacity to influence the public opinion at large.

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This cutting-edge Research Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s influence on the regulation of the media sector in the digital age. It explores and compares several areas of European legislation that have an impact on the media sector, defined in a broad sense for its capacity to influence the public opinion at large.

Utilising law and policy perspectives, chapters explain EU media policy by successive approximations, moving from the general to the specific. It first examines certain fundamental pillars of EU legal assets that undoubtedly help to characterize the action of the European Union in the industry, then moves to analyse other fields of legislation, where a series of ‘sectoral’ rules also affect and shape the media. These fields include competition rules, rules on electronic communications, rules on e-Commerce, and data protection regulation, up to the recently revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. In the final section of the Research Handbook, several authors discuss how the digital disruption is shaping the future of European media policy. The Research Handbook also has a particular focus on the methodology of the Media Pluralism Monitor; a major tool used to specifically assess the risks for media pluralism and freedom in Europe.

Innovative and timely, this Research Handbook will be a crucial companion for academics and students in the fields of law, policy and media, who wish to further their understanding of the logic of future developments in the EU digital media sector.
Critical Acclaim
‘This is an excellent book that will be indispensable to specialists in the field and a key resource for generalists seeking a comprehensive overview of the state of the art relating to the media regulation, freedom and plurality in the EU. It provides contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field.’
– Damian Tambini, London School of Economics, UK
Contributors
Contributors include: E. Apa, S. Bašić-Hrvatin, E. Brogi, M.S. Broughton Micova, R. Carlini, F. Casarosa, R. Craufurd Smith, G. De Gregorio, A. de Streel, G. Gangemi, C. Hocepied, B. Klimkiewicz, L. Kukliš, I. Lambrecht, M. Maroni, G. Mazziotti, S. Monteleone, A. Mutu, I. Nenadić, P.L. Parcu, B. Petković, A. Pisarkiewicz, M. Polo, E. Psychogiopoulou, M.A. Rossi, G. Sartor, M.L. Stasi, P. Valcke, M. Viola de Azevedo Cunha
Contents
Contents:

Introduction to Research Handbook on EU Media Law and Policy :
understanding the EU approach to media law and policy. The scope of the
Handbook and a presentation of the contributions 1
Pier Luigi Parcu and Elda Brogi

PART I INTRODUCTION
1 EU and media policy: conceptualising media pluralism in the era of
online platforms. The experience of the Media Pluralism Monitor 16
Elda Brogi, Roberta Carlini, Iva Nenadić, Pier Luigi Parcu, and Mario Viola
de Azevedo Cunha
2 The Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the promotion of
European works: cultural mainstreaming revisited 32
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
3 Old and new media: the interactions of merger control and plurality regulation 54
Anna Pisarkiewicz and Michele Polo
4 Public service media and European Union law: a new human rights
framework? 75
Rachael Craufurd Smith
5 The impact of judicial interactions among European and national courts
and regulators on EU media law 94
Federica Casarosa

PART II THE MEDIA SECTOR AND THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET
6 The EU regulation of electronic communications networks and services 110
Alexandre de Streel and Christian Hocepied
7 The secondary liability of online intermediaries 141
Giovanni Sartor
8 Freedom of expression and the rule of law: the debate in the context of
online platform regulation 166
Marta Maroni and Elda Brogi
9 Regulating geo-blocking discriminatory practices in the digital single market 190
Giovanni De Gregorio
10 The intersection of EU media policy and copyright: protecting the value
of cultural creation in television and online content services 208
Giuseppe Mazziotti
11 Data protection, freedom of expression, competition and media
pluralism: challenges in balancing and safeguarding rights in the age of
Big Data 235
Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha and Shara Monteleone
12 Digital taxation and media policy 249
Roberta Carlini

PART III THE AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES DIRECTIVE (AVMSD)
13 The Audiovisual Media Services Directive 264
Sally Broughton Micova
14 The evolving scope of application of the AVMS Directive 282
Peggy Valcke and Ingrid Lambrecht
15 Video-sharing platforms in AVMSD: a new kind of content regulation 303
Ľuboš Kukliš
16 The promotion of European works by audiovisual media service providers 326
Ernesto Apa and Giovanni Gangemi,
17 The determinants of independence of audiovisual media regulators: the
scope of Article 30 352
Adriana Mutu

PART IV EU MEDIA POLICY IN EVOLUTION
18 Indices ranking freedom of expression: a comparison between the
Media Pluralism Monitor, Reporters without Borders and Freedom House 366
Elda Brogi, Iva Nenadić and Pier Luigi Parcu
19 Community and minority media: “the third sector” in European policies
and Media Pluralism Monitor 383
Beata Klimkiewicz
20 EU enlargement policy and the media: a political or a technical issue? 397
Brankica Petković and Sandra Bašić-Hrvatin
21 Disinformation and misinformation: the EU response 407
Maria Luisa Stasi and Pier Luigi Parcu
22 Policy changes to strengthen the protection of media freedom and
media pluralism in the EU 427
Pier Luigi Parcu and Maria Alessandra Rossi

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