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Background information report
Media policies and regulatory practices in aselected set of European countries, the EU andthe Council of Europe  October 2010
Project profile 
MEDIADEM is a European research project which seeks to understand and explain thefactors that promote or conversely prevent the development of policies supporting free andindependent media. The project combines a country-based study in Belgium, Bulgaria,Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain,Turkey and the UK with a comparative analysis across media sectors and various types of media services. It will investigate the configuration of media policies in the aforementionedcountries and will examine the opportunities and challenges generated by new media servicesfor media freedom and independence. Moreover, external pressures on the design andimplementation of state media policies, stemming from the European Union and the Councilof Europe, will be thoroughly discussed and analysed.
 Project title: European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free andIndependent Media in Contemporary Democratic SystemsProject duration: April 2010 - March 2013EU funding: approx. 2.65 million EuroGrant agreement: FP7-SSH-2009-A no. 244365
                           Copyright © 2010All rights reserved Disclaimer The information expressed in this document is the sole responsibility of the MediademConsortium and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.
Information about the authorsDia Anagnostou
is Lecturer of Politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and OrientalStudies in Macedonia University of Thessaloniki, and senior research fellow at ELIAMEP.She has held research positions at Princeton University, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Dia Anagnostou has beenawarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on a book project entitled ‘Civil Society and theMobilisation of European Human Rights: Minorities and Immigrants in the Strasbourg Court’(for 2010-2012). Her articles have appeared on West European Politics, Southeast EuropeanPolitics, and International Journal of Human Rights and European Public Law, among others.Anagnostou has recently co-edited the book ‘The European Court of Human Rights and theRights of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in National Context’ (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010). She is also editor and co-author of the book ‘Domesticating the EuropeanCourt of Human Rights: Implementation, Legal Mobilisation and Policy Change’(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010, forthcoming).
Paško Bili
holds an MA in Sociology and History from the University of Zagreb, where healso pursues doctoral studies at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy. He iscurrently employed as a research assistant at the Department of Culture and Communicationat the Institute for International relations in Zagreb. His research interests include digitalmedia, mass media, social and cultural development and consumer culture.
Ivan Brada
studied psychology. He has held positions in television and the press. Hepresently works as an investigative reporter for the Slovak public television.
Federica Casarosa
is currently Jean Monnet fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence. She graduated in Private Comparative Law at the Universityof Pisa. She obtained a Master of Research in Law from the European University Institute(2003). In 2008, she successfully defended her PhD thesis on the role of information in onlinecontracting, in particular analysing protection provided to consumers in the pre-contractualphase. Her research interests focus on children protection in the media sector.
Rachael Craufurd Smith
is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Beforebecoming an academic, she gained considerable experience working both in private legalpractice and as an adviser on media law and policy for the BBC. She teaches media law atboth undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervises a range of PhD research studentsworking in the media field. Rachael Craufurd Smith has written widely on the impact of constitutional guarantees, fundamental rights, and international and domestic laws on mediapluralism and diversity. More recently, her research has focused on the impact of convergenceon established domestic regulatory regimes and the evolving relationship between individualsand the mass media. She is a member of the Europa Institute and Co-director of the AHRCScript Centre, based in the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh. She is also aneditor of 
The Journal of Media Law
, launched by Hart Publishing in 2009 to providescholarly and critical analysis of media law developments.
Susana de la Sierra
is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Castilla-LaMancha and Co-ordinator of the Master’s Programme on European Union Law. Her researchinterests include European and global administrative law, comparative law and media law.She has recently published a book on film law and has widely published on comparative lawas a method of European legal integration. She has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and the European University Institute in Florence, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar atColumbia University (New York).
Esra Elmas
is a teaching assistant at the Istanbul Bilgi University. She has majored in Mediaand Communication Systems and minored in Sociology at Istanbul Bilgi University. Sheholds a Master’s in Cultural Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University. She has published in theareas of internal migration and civil-military relations in contemporary Turkey. In 2006-2007,

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