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IRIS Special - Regional and local broadcasting in Europe (2016)
Regional and local broadcasting in Europe – can the voice of the regions still be heard? A new must-read report which takes the pulse of local media in our regions!
The structure of this study explores the following questions:
What is the role of regional and local media in Europe?
How is this role promoted by the actions and legal instruments of the Council of Europe?
What are the national specific trends and developments in Europe on a country-by-country basis?
Where does the future of regional and local media in Europe lie?
Regional and local broadcast media in Europe may appear for many as a last bastion of plurality, of vox populi and of democracy. The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just published a brand new IRIS Special analysis of the current state of regional and local broadcasting in Europe
This latest Observatory publication is based on research led by Ronan Ó Fathaigh, Tarlach McGonagle and Nico van Eijk, from the IViR of Amsterdam. It is composed of special contributions by media experts such as Elda Brogi, Jean-François Furnémont, Oliver Gerber, Gianna Iacino, Marc Janssen, Deirdre Kevin, Alina Ostling, Francesca Pellicanò, Benjamin Selier and Sophie Valais.
This new report offers a much-needed overview of regional audiovisual media in Europe in three sections.
- Section I delivers a broad overview of current national developments and reforms in recent years
- Section II the second digs deeper into individual national case studies of regional and local media – their distinctive features and regulatory approaches
- Section III looks into the future of regional and local broadcasting.
Part 1 - Overview
2. Current national developments
3. Regional and local pluralism: the Media Pluralism Monitor tool and the results of the 2015 implementation
4. Regional and local television in Europe: a vast and varied panorama
Part 2 – Regional and local broadcasting in selected countries
7. The Netherlands
11. United Kingdom
Part 3 – The future of regional and local broadcasting
12. Viable local and regional television channels
13. Concluding remarks