Abstract

The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM), part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy, is designed to identify potential risks for media pluralism in the EU Member States. After an initial study in 2009 and two pilot test implementations in 2014 and 2015, the European Parliament decided to support further European-wide studies, which have been carried out since 2016. According to President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, the Media Pluralism Monitor should be used "to identify risks to plurality in the media sector", and to "propose cross-border projects to support independent and diverse journalistic activities”.

Since 2014, CMC is the Austrian partner of MPM. The Austrian study is led by Josef Seethaler.

 

Full reports:

Media Pluralism Monitor 2015

Media Pluralism Monitor 2016

Media Pluralism Monitor 2017

Media Pluralism Monitor 2019/20

 

CMC Staff

Maren B. M. Beaufort

Valentina Dopona (2016-2017)

Josef Seethaler (Project Leader, Contact

In the Media

European Federation of Journalists and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) on "Media, Freedom of Speech, and Democracy in the EU and Beyond"

 

Publications and Lectures

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Seethaler, J., & Beaufort, M. (2019). Recent developments on freedom and pluralism of media in Austria. In A. Giannakopoulos (Ed.), Media, Freedom of Speech, and Democracy in the EU and Beyond (pp. 116-130). Tel Aviv: S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, Tel Aviv University. Retrieved from https://dacenter.tau.ac.il/sites/abraham.tau.ac.il/files/Media%2C%20Freedom%20of%20Speech%20Text_0.pdf
  • Seethaler, J., Beaufort, M., & Dopona, V. (2018). Monitoring media pluralism in Europe: Application of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2017 in the European Union, FYROM, Serbia & Turkey. Country report: Austria. In C. M. P. F. Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (Ed.), Monitoring media pluralism in Europe: Application of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2017 in the European Union, FYROM, Serbia & Turkey. Country report: Austria. Florence: European University Institute. Retrieved from https://cadmus.eui.eu/bitstream/handle/1814/61130/2018_Austria_EN.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
  • Seethaler, J. (2018). Informations- und Meinungsfreiheit: Medienpolitische Grundlagen und Herausforderungen [Freedom of information and speech in Austria: Fundamentals of and challenges to media policy]. In H. Koziol (Ed.), Tatsachenmitteilungen und Werturteile: Freiheit und Verantwortung (pp. 13-26). Wien: Sramek.
  • Seethaler, J., Beaufort, M., & Dopona, V. (2017). Media Pluralism Monitor 2016: Monitoring risks for media pluralism in the EU and beyond. Country report: Austria. In C. M. P. F. Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (Ed.), Media Pluralism Monitor 2016: Monitoring risks for media pluralism in the EU and beyond. Country report: Austria. Florence: European University Institute. Retrieved from https://cadmus.eui.eu/bitstream/handle/1814/46787/Austria_EN.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
  • Beaufort, M., & Seethaler, J. (2017). Transformation des Rundfunkjournalismus? Von Programmaufträgen, Rollenzuschreibungen und neuen Formaten [Broadcasting journalism in transformation: Programming mandates, social roles, and new media formats]. In S. Kirchhoff, Prandner, D., Renger, R., Götzenbrucker, G., & Aichberger, I. (Eds.), Was bleibt vom Wandel? Journalismus zwischen ökonomischen Zwängen und gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung (pp. 47-72). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Seethaler, J. (2016). Media pluralism in Austria. In Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) (Ed.), A test implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2015. Florence: European University Institute. Retrieved from https://cmpf.eui.eu/mpm-2015/austria-2015/

Lectures

Lectures

  • 31/01/2020 , Florence
    Seethaler, Josef Beaufort, Maren
    Country Report Austria
    Media Pluralism Monitor 2020: Final Conference
  • 19/11/2018 , Tel Aviv
    Seethaler, Josef Beaufort, Maren
    Recent developments on freedom and pluralism of media in Austria
    "Media, Freedom of Speech, and Democracy: Contemporary Conflicts and Tensions in the EU and Beyond: Conference of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, Tel Aviv Univ. in coop. with The Austrian Society for European Politics
  • 09/05/2017 , Athens
    Beaufort, Maren Seethaler, Josef
    Community medias` "added value": The case of Austria
    Communication and Mass Media
  • 21/04/2016 , Wien
    Beaufort, Maren
    Demokratie, Medienpluralismus und die Rolle des nicht-kommerziellen privaten Rundfunks [Democracy, media pluralism, and the role of community media]
    REM-Workshop – Der nicht-kommerzielle private Rundfunk

Popular Publications

Popular Publications

  • Seethaler, J. (2019). Österreich und diese Kleinigkeit namens Informationsfreiheit. Derstandard.at. Retrieved from https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000097014042/oesterreich-und-diese-kleinigkeit-namens-informationsfreiheit
  • Seethaler, J. (2017). "Hohe Gefahr bei Kontrolle der Politik über die Medien" (online unter dem Titel: "Es fehlt jede Form der Medienpolitik"). Interview. Der Standard. Retrieved from http://derstandard.at/2000052871597/Hohe-Gefahr-bei-Kontrolle-der-Politik-ueber-Medien

Popular Talks

Popular Talks

  • 15/02/2017 , Linz
    Beaufort, Maren
    Public Value im nicht-kommerziellen Rundfunk [Community media and public value]
    Workshop "Public Value & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit im nicht-kommerziellen Rundfunk"