Communication Rights in the Digital Spectrum: Community Radios, Cultural diversity and social inclus
Communication Rights in the Digital Spectrum
Community Radios, Cultural diversity and social inclusion in the Spectrum Digital Switch Over
Room 1 G 2, European Parliament, 9 May 2012
16.30 – Opening
h 16.30 – Opening
Moderator: Bernard Dubuisson (CSA Wallonie Bruxelles)
Welcoming intervention by: Francesco Diasio (AMARC Europe Secretary General)
Welcoming intervention by Me. Malika BENARAB-ATTOU, Member of European Parliament, Greens/EFA
h. 17.00 – FIRST SESSION: Communication Rights and Spectrum Digitalization: the articulation between a fundamental right and the democratic use of a public scarce resource
Emmanuel Boutterin, Vice President AMARC International
Assessment of the current situation in Europe.
Amelia Andersdotter, Member of European Parliament, Greens/EFA
The political perspective and alliances by the European Parliament in regards to communication rights, cultural diversity, social cohesion and a public good like spectrum.
OPEN DEBATE – interventions from the floor
h . 17.50 – SECOND SESSION: Single market in public interest broadcasting services: how to guarantee a truly pluralism towards producers and consumers
Moderator: Pieter De Wit (Community Media Forum Europe, President)
Neil O'Brien, BAI
How regulatory frameworks deal with local and community media, value and importance of adequate regulation of these media in order to guarantee pluralism.
Lothar Bisky, Member of European Parliament, GUE/NGL
Legal framework and the European Parliament perspective towards market and public interest broadcasting services,
OPEN DEBATE - interventions from the floor
h 18.40 – Conclusions : Marie-Christine Vergiat MEP, GUE/NGL
h 19.00 end
Interpretation to and from English, French, German and Spanish.
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