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Increasing changes in media environments require some rethinking of media regulation and governance. The collaboration project between the Hans-Bredow-Institut and the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) in Brisbane, Australia, looked at this issue.
Many Asian states are undergoing an upheaval on several levels as far as their media structures are concerned. The technical possibilities accompanying digitalization and Internet-based communication are impinging on these countries, as they do on European states. At the same time, political upheava...
The habilitation project of Wolfgang Schulz deals with the utilization of the public sphere in order to achieve goals in governance – for instance, in the form of warnings, but also in more complex regulatory initiatives – and setting out the framework thereof at law. It was completed in...
The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines new forms of media regulation
Media-specific concentration control and antitrust merger control as processes regulating cross-media concentration
Study for the European Commision department Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, on fields of application for new instruments of regulation
Regulation designed primarily for linear media such as traditional scheduled television services has not adequately kept pace with the growth of non-linear media and the Internet. Even though traditional linear media may still be strong and even in the dominant role regarding overall media consumpti...
Hamburg, 14.12.2011. The independence of supervisory authorities can barely be calculated “mathematically”. However, there are indicators that can be identified, which can identify risks and dangerous constellations that enable an influence on the impartiality of media supervisory auth...
On 17 January 2018, the Media Policy Lab presented itself to the public for the first time. At a kick-off event at ALEX Berlin, guests from science, business and politics were able to get to know the lab and exchange views on network policy issues. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schu...
With the rejection of the popular initiative "No Billag" to abolish broadcasting fees, the future of public service broadcasting in Switzerland is now being discussed. However, also in Germany, there is a debate on whether things can continue as before.
In an interview with Deutschlandfu...
The NetzDG has been in force since January, when French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a similar law at the same time. Is one of the two laws a really good solution? Stephan Dreyer and Amélie Heldt explain in this episode what it is all about.
The Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) se...
Dr. Mariëlle Wijermars was a guest researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institut from February to May 2018. As a research fellow at the Kolleg "Algorithmed Public Spheres", she conducted a study on news aggregators over the course of the Russian presidential elections in March 2018. Her...
"Courageous step, further discussions necessary", this is how the statement by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz and Dr. Stephan Dreyer on the discussion draft of the Interstate Media Treaty of the Länder can be summed up in a nutshell. The entire statement can be downloaded here as pdf file....
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Kluth, W.; Schulz, W. (2014): Konvergenz und regulatorische Folgen. Gutachten im Auftrag der Rundfunkkommission der Länder [Convergence and the Regulatory Consequences. Report as Commissioned by the Länder Broadcasting Commission]. Hamburg: Verlag Hans-Bredow-Institut, Oktober 2014 (Workin...
Dreyer, S.; Oermann, M.; Schulz, W. (2016): Kooperative Medienregulierung? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Koordination und Kooperation von Bund und Ländern bei konvergenten Regulierungsmaterien [Co-operative Media Regulation? Opportunities and Limitations of Coordination and Cooperation bet...
Schulz, W. (2012): Regulierung durch Anreize. Die Diskussion beginnt erst ... [Regulation through Stimuli. The Discussion Is Only Just Beginning ...] In: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Landesmedienanstalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (eds.), Programmbericht 2011. Fernsehen in Deutschland. Programmfo...
Hoffmann-Riem, W. (ed.) (2018): Big Data – Regulative Herausforderungen [Regulative Challenges]. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschafft.
Edited by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, LL.M.
With contributions by Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, Gerrit Hornung, Yoan Hermstrüwer, An...
Gasser, U.; Schulz, W. (2015): Governance of Online Intermediaries. Observations from a Series of National Case Studies. In: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society Research Publication Series No. 2015-5, February 18, 2015, Harvard/Hamburg: Berkman Center.
"Welche rechtlichen und gesellschaftlichen Folgen für die Inhalteproduktionen haben Ad-Blocker? [What Are the Legal and Social Consequences of Ad Blocker for Content Productions?]", lecture by W. Schulz at the 7th Media Symposium "Und nun zur Werbung! Wie neue Techniken und...
"Towards a New Approach for the Regulation of Audiovisual Media", lecture by W. Schulz to the discussion on "Getting Media Regulation Right" at the conference "Content Creation and Distribution in the Digital Single Market" of The Centre for European Policy Studie...
"Alignments in Diversity. Factual Harmonisation in Protecting Minors from Harmful Media", presentation by S. Dreyer at the 6th European Communication Conference (ECREA) on 12 November 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.
"Grenzen der Berichterstattung: Abwägung zwischen Jugendschutz und Medienfreiheit" [Boundaries of Reporting: Balancing Child Protection with Media Freedoms], presentation by S. Dreyer during the KJM examiner workshop on 15 June 2016 in Munich.
"Vielfaltssicherung durch Medienordnung: Konzentrationsentwicklungen bei Anbietern von Infrastrukturen und Inhalten [Securing Diversity through Media Regulation: Concentration Trends Among Providers of Infrastructure and Content]", presentation by W. Schulz at the121th conference of the St...
„Der Rahmen: Ziele und Anknüpfungspunkte für die zukünftige Medienregulierung“["The Framework: Objectives and Links for Future Media Regulation"], Lecture by W. Schulz at the 10th Symposium of the Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten [Directors' Conf...
Together with the research focus “Internet and Society” within the cluster of excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at the Goethe University in Frankfurt on the Main, the Hans-Bredow-Institut organises a special format of the ‘Frankfurter Kolloquium für Internetforschung...
Commercials are still one of the most central fiancing sources for entertaining and informative media content. Traditional advertising in television, radio and online still show high turnouts. However, new technologies change the market and the current power structure of the actors is changing as well....
Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt is a participant in the interdisciplinary conference on the topic of Internet platforms, their social influence, the associated risks and the resulting legal and regulatory issues.
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