Media Policy and Media Law
The „Media Policy and Media Law“ project, jointly organized by the Institute for European Tort Law and the Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies addresses all aspects of the tension between the freedom of the press the protection of the individual. This includes issues such as the protection given to honour or privacy in a legal system. In course of the project, lectures on topics such as media governance, related questions about liability and insights from daily media routines and communication sciences spur discussion at public events and are later published as themed collections.
The starting point for the project is the realisation that the media market is in flux and decades-old genres of established media seem to disappear in the face of increasing convergence, cross-media strategies and “content production”. The collection from our first series of seminars explicitly addressed these basic questions and is already published.
Competition, traditionally limited within individual media sectors, is expanding and intensifying. In turn this creates concentrations which span new media and implement serious changes in the working conditions of journalists. This situation gives rise to such pressing questions as to whether the media, so-arranged, are fulfilling their social functions, why and to what extent do they fail to do so and what political and legal developments are contradict or are complementary to these functions.
In this unique project scholars and practitioners from the fields of media and legal sciences seek to uncover answers to these questions and outline future paths in this important and ever-changing area in the course of a further season of symposia. For further information on these please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.