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Call for chair and vice-chair candidates

Dear colleagues,

as you were probably informed, we will have an election of the chair and vice-chairs of our section.

We hope you were informed by the ECREA organizing committee, but we are using this channel to additionally call for candidates to come forward at our business meeting, on Tuesday, September 7.

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ECREA 2016: CLP Program

Wondering about the program of the Communication Law & Policy section at the forthcoming ECREA 2016 conference in Prague? Here it is!

Thursday, November 10th, 09:00 – 10:30 , Club H
[CLP01] New Intermediares and Platforms: Challenges for Communication Policy and Research
Chair: Natascha Just
  • Intermediaries as Shapers of Our Information Environment (B. Stark, P. Jürgens, M. Magin)
  • Practices of Contestation and the Erosion of Regulatory Power in Multiplatform Environments (S.A. Ganter)
  • Putting the Canaries in the Data Mine. Some Suggestions for the Practical, Ethical, and Legal Challenges of Researching the ‘Black Box’ (B. Bodo, J. Moller, K. Irion, F. Zuiderveen Borgesius, N. Helberger, C. de Vreese)
  • Towards a Public Service Algorithm That Promotes News Diversity (P. Verdegem, E. Lievens)
  • From Contested to Shared Responsibility: Online Platforms and the Transformation of Publicness (T. Poell, J. Pierson, N. Helberger)
Thursday, November 10th, 11:00 – 12:30, Club H
[CLP02] Governance, Power and Language – Approaches for Analyzing Communication Policy
Chair: Kari Karppinen
  • Doing Governance in Figurations: Proposal of an Analytical Framework (M. Oermann, W. Schulz, T. Mast)
  • Regulations, Norms, Discourses and Technology: An Integrated Governance Perspective for Media and Communication Studies (C. Katzenbach)
  • Towards a Theory and Method of Communicative Power in Media Policymaking (C. Ali, M. Puppis)
  • Imagining the Internet: The Use of Metaphors, Images and Similes in the Argumentation Over the Future of Online Audiovisual Services (A. Schejter, N. Tirosh)
Thursday, November 10th, 14:30 – 16:00 , Club H
[CLP03] Public Service Media in the Digital Age
Chair: Hilde Van den Bulck
  • Public Service Media Governance in Europe and Overseas. A Comparison of Remit, Funding, and Offer in 18 Media Systems (C. Schweizer, M. Puppis)
  • Contribution to Society: A Citizen Oriented Approach to Public Service Media Accountability (R. Suárez Candel, D. Fernández Quijada)
  • How the Public Values Public Service Broadcasting (N. Just, M. Buechi, M. Latzer)
  • Public Service Media’s Own Social Network – Necessity or Utopia? (C. Wenzel, T. Steinmaurer)
Thursday, November 10th, 16:30 – 18:00 , Club H
[CLP04] Rethinking Data Protection and Privacy
Chair: Amit Schejter
  • Tracing Audience Behaviour for a Reason – A Matter of Paternalism? (E. Appelgren)
  • Shopping for Privacy: Exploring National Differences in Disclosure of Personal Data in Ecommerce (C. Robinson)
  • Online Privacy: Websites Managers’ Perspective and Policy Implications (A. Ginosar, Y. Ariel)
Friday, November 11th, 09:00 – 10:30 , Club H
[CLP05] The Interaction Between Media Policy and Media Markets: An Analysis of Small European Countries
Chair: Marko Milosavljevič
  • Does the Public Interest Matter for Companies in the Media Sector? A Comparative Analysis of Experiences in Flanders and Norway (K. Donders, T. Raats, T. Syvertsen, G. Enli)
  • The Politics of Media Policy in Scotland (P. Schlesinger)
  • Broadcasting, the Welfare State and Media Ecosystems: Changes and Challenges for Public Service Broadcasting (T. Syvertsen, V. Schanke Sundet)
  • Economic Austerity or Just More Market? A Critical Analysis of the Austerity Argument in Flemish Policy Making 2008-2015 (H. Van den Bulck, M. Van der Burg)
  • Liberalizing Advertising While Protecting Public Service Broadcasting: The Case of Switzerland (M. Künzler, M. Puppis)
Friday, November 11th, 13:30 – 14:30 , Club H
Business Meeting – Communication Law and Policy
  • CLP Business Meeting including
  • Elections of the new Section Management Team
Friday, November 11th, 14:30 – 16:00 , Poster Area
Poster Session
  • Right to Information and Communication between Government and Citizens (T. Asrak Hasdemir)
  • Trade, Culture and Diversity (M.T. Garcia Leiva)
  • Media Concentration in Lithuania and Latvia (D. Jastramskis; A. Rozukalne)
  • The Regulation of Media and their Contribution to the Quality of TV News (J.T. Oliveria Filho; I. Coutinho)
  • Communication Research Policy in Spain and the EU (F. Ortega)
Friday, November 11th, 16:00 – 17:30 , Club H
[CLP06] Media Change and Policy Responses
Chair: Manuel Puppis
  • The Media Welfare State in the Digital Age – Structural Changes in Danish Media Policy (S. Flensburg)
  • Subsidizing Media Innovation (A. Kammer, E. Hobel)
  • The Politics of Media Plurality: A Case Study of Political Expedience and Consolidation of Power (S. Barnett)
  • Does Media Ownership Really Matter? A Content Analysis Case Study from Ireland (R. Flynn)
  • Ancillary Copyright for Newspaper Publishers: Six Recommendations for Better Media Policy in Europe (C. Schäfer-Hock, T. Eberwein, M. Karmasin)
Friday, November 11th, 18:00 – 19:30 , Club H
[CLP07] Present and Future of Public Service Media in a Crisis Environment: Independence, Management, Programming and Participation
Chair: Ana Azurmendi
  • New Ways of Audiences Participation in European Public Regional Televisions: Institutional and Not Institutional Participation: Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany (A. Azurmendi, M. Muñoz)
  • Technocratic Policies in Southern Europe: Political Interference or Independence and Neutrality of Public Service Broadcasting? (A. Fernández Viso)
  • Managing Budgets and the Problem of Funding in Times of Crisis: The Mediterranean Case (A.I. Segovia, I. Fernández Alonso, A. Fernández Viso)
  • Outsourcing Content Production in the Autonomous Public Television in Spain (J. Sánchez Martínez, I. Sarabia)
  • European Union Media Policy and National and Regional Public Service Media: All Quiet on the European Front? (C. Llorens)
Saturday, November 12th, 09:00 – 10:30 , Club H
[CLP08] The Future of EU Media Policy
Chair: Sally Broughton Micova
  • Online Platforms, the Country of Origin Principle, and the Future of European Audiovisual Policy (M. Michalis)
  • Who’s Afraid of Pan-European Spectrum Policy? (M. Ala-Fossi, M. Bonet Bagant)
  • Disruptive Digitalization: Priority for Telecommunication over Broadcasting (S. Gadringer, R. Parrilla Guix, J. Trappel)
  • Alignments in Diversity: Factual Harmonisation in Protecting Minors from Harmful Media (S. Dreyer)
  • Continued Limitations of EU Media Policy: Notes on Media Developments in Eastern and Southern European Countries (M. Metykova)
Saturday, November 12th, 11:00 – 12:30 , Club H
[CLP09] International and European Issues of Media Regulation
Chair: Roddy Flynn
  • The Regulation of Electoral TV Advertising Across the World (C. Holtz-Bacha)
  • From Telecommunication Policy Towards Media Policy – Explaining the Increased Politicization of the International Telecommunication Union (S. Berghofer)
  • A Children’s Rights Perspective on Self-Regulation of New Advertising Formats (V. Verdoodt, E. Lievens)
  • Interrelation of Media, Telecomms and Inetgovernance Policies: Cases of EU Eastern Partnership Countries (A. Paziuk)
  • Free to Hate? A Comparative Analysis of British and Italian Ultra-Right Online Media: Characteristics and Policy Implications (C. Padovani)
Saturday, November 12th, 16:00 – 17:30 , Club H
[CLP10] Media Landscapes under Pressure: Regulatory Reform and Legal Challenges
Chair: Sarah Anne Ganter
  • The New Legislation for Media Regulation and Broadcasting Reform in Greece: Towards a Discontinuity in the Greek Audiovisual Landscape (K. Serafeim)
  • Portuguese Mechanisms of Media Accountability. The Journalists’ Perceptions, the Regulatory Powers and the Impacts of Non-Mandatory Deliberations (N. Moutinho, H. Lima, S. Cavaco, I. Reis)
  • Blurring the Lines Between Information Content and Commercial Communication. A Study from the Perspective of Radio Ownership Responsibility (C. Muela, S. Perelló, R. Berganza, G. Starkey, R. de Miguel)
  • Basic Problems of the Media System Regulation in the Post-Socialist Society – The Experience of the Republic of Serbia (I. Milutinovic)
  • Negotiating a Balance Between Protection of Reputation and Privacy and Free Expression in the Age of Mediated Crisis of Continuity. A Study of the Operation of Defamation Law in Slovakia (N. Belakova)

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ECREA-CLP Program for Prague

The program for the forthcoming ECREA conference in Prague is now available. Here are the CLP section’s sessions. And please also attend our business meeting on November 11 after lunch! See you soon.


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Soon we will meet for ECREA 2016 in Prague!

A lot is happening at your favorite ECREA section these days.

We are busy finalizing the CLP section’s program for the upcoming ECREA conference in Prague next November. We will have more sessions in our section than ever before, ten in total, a number of interesting poster presentations and an exhilarating business meeting (as always). If you have not registered for the conference yet, please do so as soon as possible in order to benefit from the early bird registration fee at

As communicated earlier, the CLP section will again award a Best Student Paper Award to acknowledge excellent contributions to our field from young scholars. All PhD students whose abstract was accepted for the European Communication Conference (ECC) and wish to be considered will have to submit a full paper by the specified deadline to be eligible for the ECREA-CLP Best Student Paper Award. The paper has to be single-authored by the student, or, in case the paper is co-authored, the PhD student has to be first author. The deadline for submission of full papers for the ECREA-CLP Best Student Paper Award 2016 is October 1, 2016.  For more information please see

Moreover, elections for section management for the appointment of a Chair and two Vice-Chairs for the period 2016-2018 are coming up. Two members of the current management team are willing to run again; the current chair will step down. However, other candidacies are welcome. We are inviting nominations by individuals for all positions. Please send your nomination accompanied by a 150 word (max) statement (if you so wish) to Manuel Puppis ( by July 31, 2016. Please note that ECREA’s bylaws stipulate that the Chair and at least one of the two Vice Chairs need to have a PhD. Moreover, disciplinary, regional, gender and age balance needs to be respected within the management team.

See you soon in Prague!


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ECREA 2016 in Prague: Submit now!

The call for papers for ECREA’s forthcoming “European Communication Conference” 2016 is out. The conference will take place from November 9-12, 2016,  in Prague.

Our section invites a broad range of paper proposals:

The Communication Law and Policy section provides a forum for the debate and analysis of past and current national and EU legal, regulatory and policy directions in the field of European media and communication. The field is interpreted broadly to include political, social, cultural, anthropological and economic questions. The section invites contributions (proposals for papers, posters or panels) in any area of (broadly understood) European media and communication law, regulation and policy, including historical, comparative and philosophical approaches to this domain. We welcome critical methodologies and analyses, as well as discussions on new ways of thinking about policy and law in the media, communication and cultural industries. We also welcome empirical studies of policy or the policy making process as well as evidence aimed at contributing to debates on current policy issues, especially those that use interdisciplinary approaches and push the boundaries of established work.

ecrea2016You may submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters. The maximum length of individual abstracts is 500 words. Panel proposals combine a panel rationale with five panel paper abstracts, each of which shall be a maximum length of 500 words.

Proposals can be submitted on the conference website until the end of February. The website also provides all the relevant information (registration, accommodation, etc.).

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One more week!

In just one week the ECREA conference in Lisbon starts.

The final program was just published online. Here are the CLP sessions:

Thursday, November 13

11:15 – 12:45

Parallel Session 1 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (A) – Media Policy-Making Processes
Location: Room 1.05, First Floor

13:30 – 14:30

Business Meeting – Communication Law and Policy
Location: Room 1.05, First Floor

14:30 – 16:00

Parallel Session 2 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (A) Public Service Media in a Changing Environment
Location: Room 1.05, First Floor

17:30 – 19:00

Parallel Session 3 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (A) – Rights, Norms and Responsibilities
Location: Room 1.05, First Floor

Friday, November 14

09:15 – 10:45

Parallel Session 4 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (A) – Managing the Media Landscape: Plurality and Provision[ – ]
Location: Room 1.05, First Floor

18:30 – 19:45

Parallel Session 7 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (B) The Myth of Users’ Empowerment and how Future Law and Policy can be better Informed[ – ]
Location: Room 1.04, First Floor

Saturday, November 15

08:30 – 10:00

Parallel Session 8 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (B) – Protecting and preserving for particular audiences[ – ]
Location: Room 1.04, First Floor

10:30 – 12:00

Parallel Session 9 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (B) – New Media Ecology Issues[ – ]
Location: Room 1.04, First Floor

15:00 – 16:30

Parallel Session 10 – 4. Communication Law and Policy (ECREA-CLP) (B) – Beyond the New Media Research Hypes: Analysing the Role of Teletext in Media Policy Developments[ – ]
Location: Room 1.04, First Floor

Moreover, the CLP section also organizes a special session on Saturday:

10:30 – 12:00

Parallel Session 9 – 19. Flow (Networks and Special Panels) – Special Panel 7. The Engaged Academic: How to have impact with your work through social media[ – ]
Location: Room 1.07, First Floor

Aside from our program, the conference offers interesting plenary sessions with keynote speakers as well as a number of special panels – and of course all the other sections and working groups also organized a complete program.

And here is some information for our presenters:

  • Sessions are 90 minutes long and consist of 5 presentations. In order to have enough time for discussion, please remember that your presentation should be no longer than 12 minutes. Thank you very much for adhering to this limit.
  • A projector will be available in each room. We don’t know whether a computer will be provided. Thus, it would be great if one of you could provide a laptop with PowerPoint  (if it is a Mac don’t forget an adapter).
  • Please be in the room early and bring your presentation on a USB memory stick so that we can load all presentations onto one computer before the session begins.

See you in Lisbon!

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Only three more weeks to ECC 2014

In less than three weeks the ECC 2014 starts in Lisbon and we would like to use this opportunity to share some information with you.

Section program

Aside from exciting plenary sessions and several social events, this year’s conference also offers eight high-quality sessions of the CLP section. Thank you for all your submissions and of course to all our reviewers for your important work.

We would also like to point you to the poster session (Thursday, November 13, 1600-1730) that includes several CLP poster presentations and to the special session “The engaged academic: how to have impact with your work through social media” (Saturday, November 15, 1030-1200) organized by our section (more precisely by Sally Broughton Micova) for the conference.

And of course you are cordially invited to our section business meeting (again with Swiss and Belgian chocolate) on Thursday, November 13, 1330-1430 (rooms are still to be announced). During the business meeting we will hold elections (see also below) and also announce the winner of our best student paper award.

You can find the complete program online.


Carmina Crusafon asked us to send a reminder for the election of section chair and vice-chairs (2014-2016). Please find attached the nominations. If you will not be attending the Lisbon conference, or if you are attending, but know that you will not be able to make the Business Meeting; then you are invited to send your vote to Carmina Crusafon at by email by next Monday, October 27.

Free books

Thanks to Kristina Irion and her colleagues we can give away 30 free copies of the book “Independence of the Media and its Regulatory Agencies” during the Lisbon conference. Books will be available during the business meeting – and if there are still copies left during the panel session “The Myth of Users’ Empowerment” (Friday, November 14, 1830-1945).

Raising Membership

Finally, please tell your colleagues and friends in the research field of communication law and policy to become section members. If they are already ECREA members (individually or via their institutions), then section membership is just a few clicks away.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Lisbon!

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Gearing up for ECREA’s ECC in Lisbon

Only three more months until the next European Communication Conference (ECC) takes place in Lisbon! The ECREA-CLP section received an impressive number of high quality submissions and was able to put together a very promising program. In addition to our section’s program stream, the conference offers the possibility to attend several interesting keynote presentations and obviously our sister sections and working groups were working hard as well to prepare an exciting program.

The preliminary program was published a short while ago. However, not all accepted speakers are listed in the program yet (but rest assured, if we told you that your submission was accepted, you are in, of course!). Moreover, and even more important to know: we were promised that the schedule will be significantly changed in the coming weeks to prevent that our section’s sessions compete with each other (as is the case in the preliminary program, unfortunately). We requested such a change so that all of us can attend as many CLP presentations as possible. This means that you should not rely on the current program when making travel arrangements at this time. We will let you know as soon as an updated version of the program will be made available. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you all in Lisbon.

UPDATE September 4: a new version of the program will be available next week – thank you for your patiences

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