Final event in the digital conference series

Pluralism and Responsibility: Media in the Digital Society

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Moderator: Marianna Evenstein, Deutschen Welle

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4:00 PM

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4:05 PM

Impressions of the past events

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4:10 PM

Report: Focus session I of the Hans Bredow Institute

Ways to improve the coherence of the European regulatory framework for information and communication in the medium and long term

Rapporteur: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

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4:15 PM

Report: Focus session II of the federal states in cooperation with the Institute of European Media Law

Can the regulation of platforms and intermediaries in the State Trea-ty on Media Services (MStV) of Germany’s federal states serve as a best practice for other EU member states or the EU? Is a horizon-tal approach to media regulation needed at European level instead of a sector-specific approach?

Rapporteur: Prof. Dr. Mark Cole / Prof. Dr. Stephan Ory

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4:20 PM

Comments I from the perspective of regulators and regulated:

Maria Donde (EPRA)

Aura Salla (Facebook)

Michael Seemann (Journalist)

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4:40 PM

Report: Focus session III of ERGA

In search of a stable balance between the protection of the EU’s fundamental values and the economic needs of European content providers

Rapporteur: Dr. Tobias Schmid

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4:45 PM

Report: Focus session IV of the EAO

Legal framework and regulatory practice related to video-sharing platforms (VSPs) in Europe

Rapporteurin: Dr. Susanne Nikoltchev

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4:50 PM

Report: Focus session V of the DW

How can artificial intelligence help ensure quality journalism?

Rapporteur: Wilfried Runde

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4:55 PM

Comments II from the perspective of regulators and regulated:

Maria Donde (EPRA)

Aura Salla (Facebook)

Michael Seemann (Journalist)

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5:15 PM

Discussion:
Pluralism and Responsibility: Media in the Digital Society from the perspective of the EU, the German federal states and public service broadcasting

Sabine Verheyen (EP)
Giuseppe Abbamonte (KOM)
Staatssekretärin Heike Raab (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Tom Buhrow (ARD)

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5:35 PM

Summary and outlook:
How can we achieve a more coherent regulatory framework for the media in future?

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz (HBI)

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5:45 PM

Closing Remarks: Minister of State Prof Monika Grütters

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6:00 PM

Event ends