Media Revolution in Europe: Ahead of the Curve

Media Revolution in Europe: Ahead of the Curve

by Directorate Council of Europe




The "rags to riches" story of Karol Jakubowicz's involvement in the work of the Council of Europe took him from the role of an awestruck newcomer from Poland in 1990 to that of the Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (2005-06). Along the way, he was elected, delegated by the Steering Committee, and invited by the Council of Europe Secretariat to serve in a number of other capacities. In all of them, he contributed a wide variety of papers, reports and studies to assist the steering committee and other bodies in collecting information and formulating ideas in the general field of freedom of expression, creation of free and democratic media systems (including the issue of public service media), regulation of transfrontier television, the adjustment of Council of Europe human rights standards to the conditions of the information society, and the development of broadcasting legislation in Council of Europe member states.

The present collection of these papers and reports is published in the conviction that they retain their value and relevance. It provides the additional benefit of offering a glimpse of the work preceding the formulation of Committee of Ministers recommendations and declarations, as well as resolutions of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

Dr Karol Jakubowicz worked as a journalist and executive in the Polish press, radio and television for many years. He has been Vice-President, Television, Polish Radio and Television; Chairman, Supervisory Board, Polish Television; Head of Strategic Planning and Development at Polish Television; Director, Strategy and Analysis Department, the National Broadcasting Council of Poland, the broadcasting regulatory authority. He has also taught at universities in Poland and abroad.

He has been active in the Council of Europe, in part as former Chairman of the Committee of Experts on Media Concentrations and Pluralism (1995-96), Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television (1995-2002), and as Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (2005-06).

The Council of Europe has 47 member states, covering virtually the entire continent of Europe. It seeks to develop common democratic and legal principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. Ever since it was founded in 7 949, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the Council of Europe has symbolised reconciliation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789287169396
Publisher: Council of Europe
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Pages: 607
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords Maud de Boer-Buquicchio Delia Mucica 5

Introduction 9

Part I Speeches 13

1 A new notion of media 15

2 We need an EU with a heart, a social conscience and courage 21

3 Council of Europe media standards relating to press freedom in the digital era 25

Part II Public service media look to the future 31

1 Public service broadcasting vis-à-vis the digital and online challenge 33

2 Public service broadcasting in Europe 45

3 Recommendation Rec(2007)3 of the Committee/of Ministers to member states on the remit of public service media in the information society 85

4 The role and future of public service media with regard to e-democracy 95

Part III Human rights in the information society 115

1 Human rights and regulation of the media and new communication services in the information society 117

2 Human rights and the information society: a preliminary overview 135

3 Declaration CM(2005)56 of the Committee of Ministers on human rights and the rule of law in the information society 165

4 A new notion of media? Media and media-like content and activities on new communication services 177

5 Draft recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on a new notion of media 247

6 The regulation of new communication technologies and services and the extent to which it promotes pluralism 263

7 Recommendation CM/Rec(2007) 16 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote the public service value of the Internet 277

8 Comments on the draft report on access of national minorities to the media: new challenges 287

Part IV Creating and protecting democratic media systems 307

1 Post-communist central and eastern Europe: promoting the emergence of open and pluralist media systems 309

2 Media concentrations and foreign media presence in central and eastern Europe 315

3 Legislative guarantees of a plurality of information sources - implementation of constitutional provisions regarding mass media in a pluralistic society 373

4 Media and democracy 387

5 Media economics 417

6 Persons belonging to national minorities and the media 455

Part V Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television 483

Modernising the European Convention on Transfrontier Television 485

Part VI Legal expertise: keeping media free and democratic 523

1 Analysis and review of the "Gasparri Law" 525

2 Analysis and review of the "Frattini Law" 563

3 Analysis and review of draft law on public television and radio broadcasting in the Moscow region 573

4 Full list of expertises and reports regarding media legislation written for the Council of Europe by Karol Jakubowicz 603

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