For this Leibniz Media Lunch Talk we welcome Dr. Viktoria Kraetzig, post-doctoral researcher at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. In her talk, she will speak about the European Media Freedom Act as a paradigm shift in European media regulation.
Moderation: Dr. Tobias Mast
12 to 1 p.m.
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The European Commission presented its proposal for a European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) in September 2022, thus initiating a paradigm shift in European media regulation. It aims to guarantee the plurality and freedom of the media in the European Union by the European Union. While the Commission is pursuing objectives that are beyond doubt, the proposal meets with competence doubts and institutional reservations: Can the internal market competence carry the proposal? How does the envisaged media supervision fit in with the principle of state neutrality? And lastly: Can the regulatory approach as such be approved?
Dr. Viktoria Kraetzig is a post-doctoral researcher at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. She is currently a re:constitution fellow with research stays at the European Court of Justice and the University of Cambridge. During her doctoral studies, she was a legal advisor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Since then, her research has focused on legal issues surrounding the media. As a freelance journalist, she also regularly writes for the F.A.Z. herself.