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Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe : Concepts and Conditions - Andrea Czepek

Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe

Concepts and Conditions

By: Andrea Czepek (Editor), Melanie Hellwig (Editor)


Published: 1st March 2009
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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.

Introduction: Structural Inhibition of Media Freedom and Plurality across Europep. 9
Measuring Media Freedom: Approaches of International Comparisonp. 23
Pluralism and Participation as Desired Results of Press Freedom: Measuring Media System Performancep. 37
Is the Clash of Rationalities Leading Nowhere? Media Pluralism in European Regulatory Policiesp. 45
The Challenges of ICT to Media Pluralismp. 75
Press Freedom and Pluralism on the Micro Level: Journalistic Qualifications and Professionalizationp. 91
Media Systems, Equal Rights and the Freedom of the Press: Gender as a Case in Pointp. 101
Media Governance and Media Quality Management: Theoretical Concepts and an Empirical Example from Switzerlandp. 115
Conditions (Case Studies)
Assessing Pluralism and the Democratic Performance of the Media in a Small Country: Setting a Comparative Research Agenda for the Baltic Statesp. 129
Media in Poland and Public Discoursep. 141
Mass Media Developments in Bulgariap. 165
Press Freedom and Media Pluralism in Romania: Facts, Myths and Paradoxesp. 177
Media Freedom and Pluralism in the United Kingdom (UK)p. 197
Mind the Gap? Press Freedom and Pluralism in Finlandp. 213
Pre-Conditions for Press Freedom in Germanyp. 229
The Austrian Media System: Strong Media Conglomerates and an Ailing Public Service Broadcasterp. 251
Pluralism in the French Broadcasting System: Between the Legacy of History and the Challenges of New Technologiesp. 261
The Freedom of the Spanish Pressp. 275
Pluralism of Information in the Television Sector in Italy: History and Contemporary Conditionsp. 289
The Authorsp. 305
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ISBN: 9781841502434
ISBN-10: 184150243X
Series: ECREA Series
Audience: Professional
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st March 2009
Publisher: Intellect
Country of Publication: GB