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A NEW MODEL FOR MEDIA REGULATION

13.04.2018
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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.

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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
Theme:
Innovation and Content, Governance
Krisztina Rozgonyi (Dr) Krisztina Rozgonyi (Dr) Assistant Professor, Media Governance and Media Industries Research Lab, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

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