On 20 October, the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), on behalf of PromethEUs, organised a private, virtual event to initiate discussions and exchange of views amongst stakeholders from the Southern European countries of Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA).
During the event, which was held under Chatham House rules, the think tanks’ representatives, through a policy analysis perspective, touched upon the following topics: The economic impact of media industry in Europe; Recent trends and developments regarding media freedom and pluralism; The geopolitics of technology and its nexus with media freedom and pluralism; and media Regulation in Europe particularly regarding freedom and pluralism issues.
The event organised within the context of the joint paper that PromethEUs is drawing up on the EU Media Freedom Act, was divided into two panels. In the first panel, the network representatives presented the progress on their chapters, while in the second panel the debate focussed on considering the regulatory and policy/legal perspectives regarding the EMFA and the relevant challenges that may arise.
Please find as follows the programme and the output report of the event.