Read this quarter’s Intermedia here



Share this

By KriszTtina Rozgonyi

Censorship or accountable conduct? Privatisation of law enforcement or efficient co-regulation of new media? We are witnessing differing but interrelated discussions on fundamental proposals in the European Union (EU) touching on these issues. The future regulation of online media content concerning hate speech and protection of minors, viral spreading of fake news on social media and the fight against copyright infringement on video-sharing platforms has led to heated debates among stakeholders on regulatory propositions by the European Commission. There are essential though competing concepts on the responsibility of online media platforms for illegal, harmful or misleading content hosted by them and on the role of the judiciary and of state authorities within newly emerging regulatory value chains.
In this article I give an overview of the key notions and offer critical questions for debate on how to represent the public interest in regulating online media platforms and on the role of national regulators within this framework.


Online platforms are placing great pressure on safeguards to democracy, and legal remedies are on the stocks. As KRISZTINA ROZGONYI discusses, there is a pressing need for a new generation of media regulators to implement rules and build trust

Intermedia Issue:
Volume 46, Issue 01
Issue Date:
April 2018
Content: innovation, regulation and markets
Krisztina Rozgonyi (Dr) Krisztina Rozgonyi (Dr) Assistant Professor, Media Governance and Media Industries Research Lab, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Volume 46, Issue 01 Features

EDITORIAL 13.04.2018 Marc Beishon
DEBATING IN DC 13.04.2018 Cristina Murroni
YOUNG, SAFE & FREE 13.04.2018 Patrick Geary
View All
Back to the top

The IIC is the world's only policy debating platform for the converged communications industry

We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.

Insight: Exchange: Influence

We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.

The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debate

Take a look Learn more about our updates
Please upgrade your browser

You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:

Windows Mac

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.