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Negotiating the Data Protection Thicket: Life in the Aftermath of Schrems

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) declared that the Safe Harbour agreement which allowed the movement of digital data between the EU and the US was invalid. The Court was ruling in a case brought by Max Schrems, an Austrian student and privacy campaigner who, in the wake of the Snowden revelations of mass surveillance, […]

Source: Media Policy Project

OSCE Representative urges swift investigation of all acts of violence against journalists in Bosnia

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović yesterday condemned an apparent arson attack on a car owned by BH Radio 1 Mostar correspondent Emil Karamatić

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Is it the long-term destiny of the BBC to remain an inclusive public service?

Michael Starks is an Associate of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and author of ‘The Digital Television Revolution’ whose main professional career was with the BBC. Here he argues that the separate policy issue debates in the BBC Charter Review process mask the core question of whether the BBC remains an inclusive public service […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Consumers and consolidation: Sharon White of Ofcom

Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, spoke at the LSE on 7 October 2015 on the impact of consolidation on consumers in the communications markets, and the regulation of oligopolies. Her speech is reproduced below. Good evening. I am delighted to be here tonight. Many thanks to Damian for hosting at such a fantastic venue as the LSE. I’m afraid […]

Source: Media Policy Project

This connect’d Isle – UK progress towards a networked society

As an input into the Ofcom strategic review of digital communications, Plum Consulting prepared a study for BT on outcomes and policy in the UK. Brian Williamson, partner at Plum, outlines the main findings.   In the UK questions are being asked about progress in delivering on the promise of a networked society, whilst in Brussels the European Commission has […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya’s death a grim reminder of impunity in Russia, says OSCE media freedom representative

On the ninth anniversary of the death of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, today called on the government of the Russian Federation to end impunity for crimes committed against journalists

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

(Un)Safe Harbour: Stop! Or the Court of Justice will shoot

In the following post, Diana Dimitrova of the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, discusses the implications of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (ECJ) ruling that the Safe Harbour scheme is invalid, and looks at the powers of national supervisory authorities in ensuring compliance with the rights to privacy and data protection. About the case […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Safe Harbour: Key Aspects of the ECJ Ruling

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) declared that the Safe Harbour agreement which allowed the movement of digital data between the EU and the US was invalid. The Court was ruling in a case brought by Max Schrems, an Austrian student and privacy campaigner who, in the wake of the Snowden revelations of mass surveillance, contested […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Italy. The most dangerous news of September 2015 reported by Ossigeno

Monthly report on acts of intimidation, created by the European Center for Press and Media Freedom of Leipzig (ECPMF) with the support of the European Union Even this summer acts of intimidation against journalists did not go on vacation. After the eleven threats of August, twenty more occurred in September with 40 journalists being targeted,

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » english

He never wanted to be an activist – the system forced him into it

Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi is one of the winners of the 2014 Prize for Freedom and Future of the Media, awarded by the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig. Panahi is not allowed to give interviews, make films, write screenplays or leave the country since he was sentenced to six years imprisonment for propaganda against the government.   So Jafar Panahi’s representative in Germany Nooshafarin Doostri-Lübbe answers ECPMF’s questions.   Jafar Panahi has to live under restrictions imposed after his court case. What are those restrictions?   The sentence: six years imprisonment (still continues), six years forbidden to make films, six years forbidden to write…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)