On Thursday, December 8, 2022, starting at 11 a.m. (CET), Dr. Iva Nenadić, research associate of the European University Institute in Florence, will hold a lecture at our institute:
European Union Measures for the Protection of Media Freedoms and Pluralism in the Digital and Traditional Context
In November of this year, the Digital Services Act of the EU entered into force, which requires transparency and responsibility from the leading Internet platforms, as well as respect for media freedom and media pluralism, primarily through action against disinformation and in the algorithmic process of moderation and content ranking. In September, the European Commission published a proposal for the European Media Freedom Act, which contains a number of measures to protect the political independence and economic viability of the media, as well as special treatment for the media in moderating the content of leading Internet platforms.
The aim of the lecture is to answer the following questions:
– To what extent do these instruments of European policy respond to the challenges for media pluralism?
– What are the challenges of their implementation, especially in countries with a democratic deficit?
Dr. Iva Nenadić has many years of experience in advising the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Within the framework of the Center for Media Pluralism and Freedom (CMPF) at EUI, he coordinates the implementation of the pan-European project “Media Pluralism Monitor” in the field of political independence. At the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Zagreb, he teaches several courses in the field of media policy and political communication. Since 2020, he has been a member of the central team of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), where he conducts research and analysis of anti-disinformation policies. In the school year 2021/2022. she was a Fulbright scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and previously she was a visiting researcher at the Media University in Stuttgart. She received her doctorate in communication at the J. J. Štrosmajer University in Osijek, and before her scholarly career she worked as a journalist and editor in several Croatian media.
The lecture will be held via Zoom, with prior registration at the following link: