Media ownership, concentration and competition

In the framework of the EU funded TAIEX programme, Wagner-Hatfield contributed to a workshop on “Freedom of Expression and Media Pluralism” organised in Belgrade on May 20 in co-operation with the Serbian European Integration Office.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss about mechanisms to increase freedom of expression by presenting an overview of the EU and the Member States best practices and legislation and as a means to improve the current institutional framework in Serbia.

The presentation about “Measures to safeguard competition rules in the field of the media” was the opportunity to present the main findings of a benchmark of 33 European countries realized for the NRA of Slovenia AKOS. This study entitled “Media ownership and concentration in Europe: a comparative analysis with reflections on the situation in Slovenia” will soon be published.