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Public Service Broadcasting and Media Systems in Troubled European Democracies

Editors: Połońska, Eva, Beckett, Charlie (Eds.)

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  • Offers a thorough examination of the current concepts and conditions that influence PSM in Europe
  • Provides a comparative study of Public Service Media (PSM) in Western, Southern and Central Europe including France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Greece, the Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey
  • Gives an insight in the role of the European Union in preserving the European tradition of independence and neutrality of public service media
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This book provides the most recent overview of media systems in Europe. It explores new political, economic and technological environments and the challenges they pose to democracies and informed citizens. It also examines the new illiberal environment that has quickly embraced certain European states and its impact on media systems, considering the sources and possible consequences of these challenges for media industries and media professionals.

Part I examines the evolving role of public service media in a comparative study of Western, Southern and Central Europe, whilst Part II ventures into Europe’s periphery, where media continues to be utilised by the state in its quest for power. The book also provides an insight into the role of the European Union in preserving the independence and neutrality of public service media. It will be useful to students and researchers of political communication and international and comparative media, as well as democracy and populism.

 



About the authors

Eva Połońska is a Research Fellow at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Charlie Beckett is the founding director of POLIS, UK, the think-tank for research and debate in international journalism and society. He was a programme editor at ITN's Channel 4 News and a senior producer and programme editor at BBC News and Current affairs for ten years.

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“Media freedom, already endangered by technological changes, takes centre stage in democracy’s fight for survival just three decades after its sweeping post-Cold War victories worldwide. In this new era, troubled democracies across the world are led by autocrats who seek to capture the media. This volume is crucial in holding a mirror to all of the methods they use to annihilate informed choice, install self-censorship and suffocate the media.” (Miklós Haraszti, Central European University, Hungary)

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02710-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02709-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Service Broadcasting and Media Systems in Troubled European Democracies
Editors
  • Eva Połońska
  • Charlie Beckett
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02710-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02710-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02709-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 408
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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