Symposium: The Future of Public Service Media in Europe – Freedom, Independence and Media Relations with the State

grudzień 2, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: TW3.7.01A (Silverstone Room) Department of Media and Communications, 7th Floor, LSE Tower 3 (entrance from Tower 2), Clement’s Inn, Strand, London WC2A 2AZ

Recent years have brought about new challenges to media landscapes across Europe. Pressures from the commercial broadcasting and declining audiences have been compounded by political and financial pressures that have come to question the very existence, role and purpose of public service broadcasting. Numerous violations of public service media values, including the encroachment on freedom of expression, information, media freedom and pluralism, have been reported across Europe. There is widespread involvement of governments in the deterioration of conditions in which media, including public service broadcasting, functions.