Team’s Member defended PhD Dissertation

Ana Duarte Melo presented and defended on 15th October the PhD Dissertation, entitled “The Participation of Citizen-Consumer in the Advertising: perceptions, forms and regulation”.

This is a work that has been integrated in our project’s structure, regarding advertising regulation perspectives.

The defense took place at University of Minho, Gualtar Campus, Braga, at 09:30.

New eBook | Media Regulators in Europe: a Cross-Country Comparative Analysis

“This e-book results from the common intellectual interests of the EuroMedia Research Group and the collective research project “Media Regulation in Portugal: The ERC’s Case” (PTDC/CCI-COM/104634/2008)3, based at the Communication and Society Research Center (CSRC), University of Minho. (…) Therefore, we have invited members of the EuroMedia Research Group and the Project’s consultants to participate in this collaborative project that brings together the contributions from thirteen countries: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.”

Available for free download here.

Team’s Member defended PhD Dissertation

Elsa Costa e Silva presented and defended on 22nd March the PhD Dissertation, entitled “Media Pluralism and Diversity in Portugal – the political blogosphere network”.

This is a work that has been integrated in our project’s structure, regarding the pluralism and diversity issues at the blogosphere.

The defense took place at University of Minho, Gualtar Campus, Braga, at 14:30.

 

Further information here.

Call for Papers | Final Conference

Conference ‘Media Policy and Regulation: Activating Voices, Illuminating Silences’

Date: 18-19 July, 2013

Venue: University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March, 2013

Organization: Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

In the midst of expectations and skepticism, media regulators are booming around the world. So-called independent regulators or statutory regulatory bodies have thrived with liberalization and privatization in the late 1980s and 1990s. Ever since, their configuration has been profoundly transformed as technical convergence deepens and more actors expect to play an active role in the overall media regulatory construct. At sub-national, national and transnational levels, the complexification of media self and co-regulatory mechanisms is also notorious. Indeed, the diversity and distinctiveness of media regulators (and related agencies) is such that empirical reality is permanently challenging the achievements of the scientific field. Aiming to address in depth media regulators in different geographical contexts, the Communication and Society Research Centre (CSRC) invites you to submit papers on any of the following topics:

- conceptual dilemmas on media regulation, media regulators, media policy, media governance, statutory media regulation, deregulation, etc;

- convergent or sectorial media regulators (legal frameworks, functions, legitimizing/underlying values, performance, enforcement mechanisms/accountability, institutional organization/composition and funding);

- links between sub-national/regional, national and transnational media regulators;

- articulations between media regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation;

- the independence of ‘independent’ media regulators;

- social movements and citizens’ dynamics to set up and/or to abolish media regulators;

- cross-country comparative analysis of media regulators;

- internet/new media regulation.

This conference on media policy and regulation is the closing event of the project ‘Media Regulation in Portugal: The ERC’s Case’ financed by the National Science Foundation (PTDC/CCI-COM/104634/2008). For three years, the project researchers have scrutinized the legacy of the Portuguese media regulator, its conceptual model and daily performance. With the support of the project’s external consultants and members of the EuroMedia Research Group, a cross-country comparative analysis of media regulators was also possible. The main results of the project will be made available during this conference.

The abstract should be submitted by 1 March to Helena Sousa (mediareg@ics.uminho.pt) with the following information: a) author(s); b) affiliation; c) email address; d) 300 words abstract.

Members of the Organization Committee: Helena Sousa, Manuel Pinto, Joaquim Fidalgo, Ana Melo, Elsa Costa e Silva, Luís António Santos, Sérgio Denicoli, Mariana Lameiras, Marta Eusébio Barbosa, Raphael Marinho, Chalini Barros

“Media Regulation in Portugal: the ERC’s Case” Team’s Member defended PhD Dissertation

Sérgio Denicoli presented and defended on 30th October the PhD Dissertation on digital terrestrial television implementation in Portugal. This is a work initiated in 2007 and that has been integrated in our project’s structure, regarding the public policies on digital.

 

The defense took place at University of Minho, Gualtar Campus, Braga, at 14:30.

 

For further information, please visit the researcher’s blog:  http://tvdigital.wordpress.com/

In the near future, Elsa Costa e Silva, project team’s member, will defend the PhD Dissertation entitled ”Pluralism and diversity in Portugal – the political blogosphere network”.

“Media Regulation in Portugal: the ERC’s case” hosts a Brazilian PhD Student

Chalini Barros, student in the Communication and Contemporary Culture PhD Program of the Federal University of Bahia, will be, from September 2012 and March 2013, integrated in project’s work team. She is developing her work around the theme “Communication Democratization: comparative analysis of the broadcasting regulatory changes in Mercosul’s countries”.

Graduated in Social Communication by the Federal University of Sergipe (2005), she finished her master degree in Communication and Contemporary Culture by the Federal University of Bahia (2009) and she has a scholarship from CAPES Program.

Chalini is the author of the book “Broadcasting and Telecommunication: the Brazilian normative untying paradox”, edited by Edufba, in 2010.

Curriculum vitae available on:  http://lattes.cnpq.br/2809165635300769

eBooks on Media Politics and Regulation

Available for free download the three publications of the Research Project ” Media Regulation in Portugal: the ERC’s Case” presented today.

 

 Digital Communication Policies in the Information Society Promotion Stage 

 

 

 

 

A Regulação dos Media na Europa dos 27  

 

 

 

Cronologia da Actividade da ERC (2005-2011) 

eBooks’ Public Presentation

Tomorrow, 14th June, at 12.30, three books produced by the team of the Research Project “Media Regulation in Portugal: the ERC’s Case” will be presented.

A Regulação dos Media na Europa dos 27, Cronologia da Actividade da ERC (2005-2011) and Digital Communication Policies in the Information Society Promotion Stage will be publicly released during the I Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies PhD Student’s Days, at the Engineering School Auditorium, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

The eBooks are available for free download here.

Digital Communication Policies in the Information Society Promotion Stage

Available for download here

Edition by Sérgio Denicoli & Helena Sousa

 

Introduction

A comprehensive digital communication – Sérgio Denicoli, Helena Sousa

 

Articles

An overview of digital television in Poland – Adam Kupiec

Digital television policies in Greece – Stylianos Papathanassopoulos, Konstantinos Papavasilopoulos

Digital terrestrial TV switchover process in Portugal: viewers between a rock and a hard place – Célia Quico, Manuel José Damásio, Iolanda Veríssimo, Sara Henriques

The Development of Digital Television in Ireland: the tension between distribution and content policy goals – Kenneth Murphy

Anatomy of the Italian Web TV ecosystem. Current issues and future challenges – Emiliano Treré, Valentina Bazzarin

The becoming of media: technical progress and the constitution of cinema’s ontology – Gabriel Menotti

Tuning with listeners: portrait of citizens’ participation in the public opinion programmes Antena Aberta and Fórum TSF – Fábio Ribeiro

The Interactive Digital TV based on Distance Education: Integrated Collaboration Environments – Ivaldir Júnior, Marcelo Teixeira, Bento Silva, Cleyton Rodrigues, Flávio Ricardo Dias, Ryan Azevedo

From the media regulation in Portugal to an European comparative perspective – International Seminar

During two days, the Project’s Research Team gathered with the Consultants’ Team, with the presence of Divina Frau-Meigs, Hannu Nieminen, José Manuel Paquete de Oliveira, Josef Trappel, José Rebelo, Leen d’Haenens and Tarlach McGonagle. The seminar  took place on 24 and 25 February at the Museu Nogueira da Silva (Braga). The objective of this meeting was to assess the work done so far under the project and to put on the table a model for comparative analysis of regulation in Europe (being developed in collaboration with the EuroMedia Research Group). In this context, the seminar also had the participation of national correspondents from the United Kingdom (Alessandro D’Arma), Austria (Manuela Grünangerl) and Spain (Laura Bergés and Núria Reguero).

The first roundtable focused on the research project  and it was followed by a debate on the options of the research team and on their main concerns, particularly regarding the role of regulation of media in democratic societies today, the role of the state and civil society in this process as well as the functions of the mechanisms of self-regulation and co-regulation.

On the morning of February 25, after the presentation of the model for a cross-country comparative analysis of regulation in Europe, there was a debate on the formulation of the dimensions proposed for the model’s application. Secondly, some national correspondentes have focused on the regulatory bodies of their own countries and have discussed the model’s implementation. Convergence, internet regulation and digital terrestrial television were also on debate on a comparative perspective.

Find more here.