Working Group on Media Law and Policy
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Innovations in technology and market transformation mean that traditional boundaries between different communications media are becoming increasingly fluid. As cable, satellite, digital broadcasting and internet services expand the range of new media outlets, media enterprises are integrating their operations at both national and international levels. Cross-media ownership is increasing as, for example, press groups become major investors in new commercial broadcasting channels. The resultant multimedia developments pose acute questions about competition, power and regulation in media markets.
An interdisciplinary Working Group on Media Law and Policy was established up in September 2001 to explore these issues which are to be addressed through:
- Regular meetings with the presentation of papers by group members
- Workshops, conferences and invited speakers
Working Group organisor in 2003-4 was Rachael Craufurd Smith (European Forum Jean Monnet Fellow).