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THE STATE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
RESEARCH REPORT PREPARED FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

THE STATE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (55p., 2007)

SUMMARY

Community Media - media that are non-profit and owned by or accountable to the community that they seek to serve - constitute a dynamic and highly diverse part of the European Union’s media landscape. Yet, little information is available regarding the sector’s scope, its potential and on the status of CM organisations in different Member States. The purpose of this report is to investigate the state of CM in the EU and to examine the factors that influence their development. Particular attention has been focussed on examining how CM activity meets EU policy objectives. Furthermore, an assessment of the sector’s involvement at EU level informed future policy choices regarding CM.

CONTENT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE STATE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
III. EU POLICIES AND COMMUNITY MEDIA
IV. OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE SECTOR

1. THE ASSIGNMENT

1.1 THE CLIENT BRIEF
1.2 SCOPE AND DEFINITION
1.3 APPROACH

2. THE STATE OF COMMUNITY MEDIA IN THE EU

2.1 INTRODUCTION
2.2 COMMUNITY MEDIAS CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
2.3 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY MEDIA SECTOR
2.4 LEGAL STATUS OF CM ORGANISATIONS AND DEFINITION IN MEDIA LAW
2.5 THE REGULATORY SITUATION
2.6 FINANCIAL CONTEXT
2.7 EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC POLICIES THAT SUPPORT COMMUNITY MEDIA

3. EU POLICIES AND COMMUNITY MEDIA

3.1 INTRODUCTION
3.2 RELATION BETWEEN EU POLICIES AND COMMUNITY MEDIA
3.3 EU-FUNDING AND ITS RELEVANCE TO THE SECTOR
3.4 THE SECTOR AT EU-LEVEL AND ITS DEMANDS

4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

4.1 CONCLUSIONS
4.2 RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

5. APPENDICES