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Monday 27 March 2017

Culture & Tourism

Media ownership - market realities and regulatory responses.

IRIS special
Corporate Author:
European Audiovisual Observatory

One of the pillars of freedom of expression in the audiovisual sector is media pluralism. This concept covers, on the one hand, the availability of a variety of choice in the programming of the different media players. On the other hand, it concerns the effective presence of a multitude of operators so as to avoid an excessive concentration of the market. Media pluralism, as such, has been widely explored by legislation and case-law both at the national and European levels. A related issue is the need for ensuring transparency of the financing of the various media providers, and an adequate knowledge of their ownership structure and control or influence. For these purposes most countries have put in place tools and mechanisms to allow for the collection of the necessary information, which also allows the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) to compile a certain proportion of this data. Other sources of information are made available by regulatory bodies throughout Europe, and administrative case-law, which is also related to competition issues, completes the picture. This IRIS Special provides an overview of the current market realities and a selection of regulatory responses that have been put in place across Europe since the Observatory's report on "Converged markets - converged power? Regulation and case law" of 2012. It has been prepared by the Institute of European Media Law (EMR) in Saarbrücken and collects contributions from various authors. IRIS Special focuses on a selection of European countries, which have been chosen with the intention of providing a set of different approaches: Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, and Poland.

  • ISBN: 9789287184023
  • £51.00

Law & Order

Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (revised).

Council of Europe treaty series 220 (2017).
Corporate Author:
Council of Europe

In common with many other creative industries, the film industry now operates as part of a worldwide content market. Digital technology has made this possible by reshaping not only how films are made, but how they reach their audience. To respond to these challenges, the Council of Europe opens for signature a new Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production on 30 January 2017. The opening ceremony took place during the 46th edition of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. This new Convention builds on the success story of the 1992 European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, and provides an updated legal and financial framework for producers from different countries wishing to co-operate on the production of a film.

  • ISBN: 9789287184276
  • £9.00

Social Issues

We can!: taking action against hate speech through counter and alternative narratives.

Corporate Author:
Council of Europe
Agata de Latour

Combating hate speech offline and online: a new tool to help young people and educators to confront, dismantle and replace hateful narratives. Online hate speech has become a major form of human rights abuse, with serious, sometimes tragic consequences, both online and offline. Hate speech cannot be allowed to proliferate without being challenged and exposed in its nature: prejudicial views on social groups combined with fake news which feed phobias and fears, seem attractive as narratives. Narratives give a meaning to information presented because they connect with what people believe, or want tobelieve in.Their widespread presence online accredits their claims for legitimacy. But narratives are rarely the truth and never the whole truth. When they are used to oppress people, as in hate speech, the fundamentals of a pluralistic and democratic society are undermined, and the lives and dignity of people are at risk. Counter narratives are thus needed to discredit and deconstruct the narratives on which hate speech is based. Alternative narratives are also needed to reinforce positive values and perspectives which support human rights and democratic citizenship, such as solidarity, respect for diversity, freedom and equality. Young people need to occupy online public space with positive narratives based on hope and love. This manual presents communicative and educational approaches and tools for youth and other human rights activists to develop their own counter and alternative narratives to hate speech. It is designed for working with young people from the age of 13, and is based on the principles of human rights education and youth participation.Anyone can take action against speech. By providing insights into hate speech and human rights, and a methodology for producing counter narratives, We Can makes that action easier, more effective and positive. The Council of Europe launched the No Hate Speech Movement campaign to mobilise young people for human rights online and to combat hate speech. Education plays a central role in the campaign. This manual complements Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education, also published by the Council of Europe.

  • ISBN: 9789287184306
  • £32.00